Small UP town to issue own UIDs

The town of Ashrafpur Kichaucha, famous for the ‘dargah’ of Hazrat Makhdoom Shah and an Islamic seminary, would start distributing the ‘UIDs’ from the next couple of days.

Executive officer of the town Alok Kumar Singh said one UID would be issued to every family and would contain all the information about the members of the family.
“The card will carry the photograph of the head of the family and the names of other members”, Singh added. He said the population of the town was a little over 13 thousand although a large number of people, mostly pilgrims and students, visit there from outside.

The town, situated, about 200 km from Lucknow, attracts devotees from all over the world. The Islamic seminary also has students from South East Asian countries.
Singh said that every family would be allotted a code number, which will store all the information like residential status, gender and other details. The details would also be uploaded on the Internet so that any one could access them.
Singh feels that the cards would be very useful in establishing the identity of the persons as the small town witnesses huge inflow of visitors.
The officer, however, said the cards would be issued only to those who would apply for It. The pro-forma for the cards are available and any one could fill the required information and obtain the card, he said.

The town of Ashrafpur Kichaucha assumes significance owing to its proximity to the Azamgarh district, which of late emerged as a hub of terrorism in the country.
The Gujarat terror attack mastermind and some of those killed in the Batla House encounter in Delhi belonged to Azamgarh district.

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