Aadhaar and SIM cards

It is shocking and illegal that UIDAI and various mobile operators pressured all of us to link our phone numbers with Aadhaar and threatened to disrupt our connections if we failed to do so (“Didn’t order Aadhaar-SIM link: SC”, April 16). What excuse do they have for creating this false impression and allowing this to go on for so long? What about all those who have already linked their SIMs with Aadhaar? It is high time the government studies the effect of initiatives like Aadhaar in other democratic countries. The U.K. scrapped its national ID project; India should follow suit and prevent further waste of tax payers’ money on Aadhaar.

B. Sundar Raman,


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