Netizens petition MPs for discussion on Aadhaar in Parliament

Netizens petition MPs for discussion on Aadhaar in Parliament
It doesn't really take much time to send mass petitions to your representatives nowadays as the scope of online activism is increasing day by day. 
 
A group of more than 100 netizens joined together to campaign for a 'discussion in the parliament' about the issues related to Aadhaar.
 
"We are asking for a discussion on Aadhaar in Parliament. The problems with Aadhaar are well documented, but even today the Supreme Court refused to entertain newspaper reports. A report presented in Parliament in response to an MP’s question will become material useful in court. So we want MPs to demand answers from the government," said Kiran Jonnalagadda, a computer programmer who initiated the campaign along with Dr Anupam SaraphMeghnad SNikhil Pahwa and many others.
 
The campaign, spread through the Twitter handle @SpeakForMeIndia asks people to send a mail to their concerned MPs through https://www.speakforme.in/mp/ where you can select the State and Parliament Constituency which will display the details of your MP and his/her email address.
 
A template is filled in the message section which reads "... There have been data leaks by 210 government entities[^5] putting privacy of citizens like me at risk and making them vulnerable to identity theft[^6]" and "I ask you to demand an answer from the government of the day as to why I am being forced to register for a flawed system." The message can be edited.
 
"As citizens, we want our fundamental right to privacy to be protected, and it can’t be in the face of coercion," said Kiran. Began on 13 December evening, till 7'o clock on 14 December,  5,207 emails have been sent to MPs. 1300 emails were also sent to banks, mobile service providers and government services, according to @bulletinbabu, a bot handle which counts the emails. The campaigners provide various templates for the emails. 
 
“Every email you send with your concerns will contain a Dropbox link which lets them download a notice and file it in Parliament,” said Meghnad S. 
"Several MPs from across parties have been vocal about Aadhaar," said Kiran, hoping that the campaign will be successful.
 
BJD chief whip for Lok Sabha, Tathagata Satpathy, tweeted his support for the cause and said that he will try to bring it up in parliament, saying, "Will put best effort to raise citizens' concerns." In a reply tweet, Hyderabad MP and the leader of All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen Party, Asaduddin Owaisi, asked Satpathy to 'add his name too'.  

 

 

 

 

 


"It’s incredible to see this unfolding on Twitter itself," said an excited Kiran. 

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