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