Derrick Thomas raises important questions about misuse of Aadhaar by terrorists or illegal immigrants

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This post has been based on a series of tweets by Derrick Thomas on Twitter. The first few tweets are embedded in the post. If you are on Twitter, please do go through the whole thread.

The funny thing about Aadhaar based mobile verification is that it enables terrorists to get a legal mobile connection without any fuss. All you need is an Aadhaar card and you can get as many mobile phone connections as you want.

If a terrorist enters India and manages to live for six months without being caught, he is “entitled” to get an Aadhaar number. Aadhaar is not proof of nationality. It can also be made if you have no proof of identity or address.  Once he has an Aadhaar, things are easy. He can get as many mobile connections as he wants, get a bank account and even a loan. He can even get a PAN number, rent a home on the basis of that, get an Indian passport.

Once he gets a bank loan, he can use it to plan any kind of strikes on India. Aaddhar just makes things easy. All these without the help of an Indian. Think about that.

How can we allow anyone to use our own money and infrastructure to destroy the sovereignty of Indian Union?

These are the real matters of “National Security”. Please government, please reconsider such decisions without checks and balances #Aadhaar

Dear Government, please discuss such issues in detail. In Parliament. Appoint a committee to look into such issues. Fix accountability.

And the issue is not just limited to terrorists. It helps illegal immigrants, about whom you have no information.

Aadhaar enables one illegal immigrant to bring an entire set of his family and relatives to India and get government benefits. That one illegal immigrant can introduce his family members and relatives. They will get every single thing from Government, for FREE.

How will Aadhaar plug leakages then? All of them have unique fingerprints, unique iris scans.

That is the reason why I said, Aadhaar will only accelerate leakages. With that single Aadhaar ID, an illegal immigrant can open a Jan Dhan Bank Account and get ₹5000 overdraft with zero balance. (based on subsidy data) The very idea of India, we have known and feel in our blood is at risk. And illegal immigrants / terrorists need not come to India with money and ammunition. Our Aadhaar system will help them source those locally

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2 Comments on "Derrick Thomas raises important questions about misuse of Aadhaar by terrorists or illegal immigrants"

  1. Derrick Thomas is absolutely right . Many of illegal entrants got Adhar but putting “place of birth” , Country of birth” who are residing in India since 1950 but originally Bangladeshi,as there is no validation mechanism except self declaration which cannot be expected to be right . It’s difficult to figure out these illegal migrants who will eventually eat up our resources depriving real Indians who really need upliftment ….

  2. Sir ,
    West Bengal and other north eastern states shares huge border with Bangladesh. There is a continual flux of illegal entrants changing the demographics and depriving opportunities of local people . Large number of people who illegally migrated to India between 1950 onwards giving false “Country of Birth” , “Place of Birth” to get an Adhar card . Since there is no validation they are getting those cards very easily. It’s a known practise that making PAN card requires no validation but since when we are introducing a more scientific cards why are we not validating the information . With a huge investment creating a database with corrupt information . It’s not possible to catch the offenders though the law is having some feeble provision.
    Also probably citizen of couple of countries including Bangladesh are not allowed to open bank account without the permission of Reserve bank of India . But in Adhar as they have mentioned they are Indian no such rules become applicable for them. I think this made India heaven for illegal Migrants.

    We are not self sufficient to feed our own people . Why we are introducing another card with huge investment coupled with naturalizing illegal migrants ? Could our honourable Government take notice of it

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