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NRC, NPR, Aadhaar are part of huge surveillance plan

NRC, NPR, Aadhaar are part of huge surveillance plan

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

'This updated NPR database along with Aadhaar Number would become the mother database and can be used by various government departments...' the home ministry declared in July 2015. 'UID/Aadhaar has been used as a fish bait to ensnare and entrap present and future generations of citizens,' warns Gopal Krishna.

SHOCKING! Aadhaar gives OUR personal info to foreign firms

SHOCKING! Aadhaar gives OUR personal info to foreign firms

Rediff.com18 Feb 2018

'The most valuable personal sensitive information of present and future citizens has been made available to foreign data firms and governments and non-State actors for all time to come,' says Gopal Krishna.

Aadhaar is based on unscientific thinking, fallible biometric data

Aadhaar is based on unscientific thinking, fallible biometric data

Rediff.com21 Nov 2017

Biometric authentication is based on the unscientific and questionable assumption that there are parts of human body that does not age, wither and decay with the passage of time.

Right to privacy is deeply linked to national security

Right to privacy is deeply linked to national security

Rediff.com26 Oct 2017

Admittedly, EVMs too have a UID number and any convergence of data can make the secret ballot system a party of history, warns Dr Gopal Krishna in the 5th part of his series against Aadhaar.

Aadhaar Act contravenes right to life and personal liberty

Aadhaar Act contravenes right to life and personal liberty

Rediff.com17 Oct 2017

Aadhaar-related schemes and the Aadhaar Act exist on the assumption that Right to Privacy is not a Fundamental Right.

Jay Shah's lawyer in defamation suit had opposed Right to Privacy in SC

Jay Shah's lawyer in defamation suit had opposed Right to Privacy in SC

Rediff.com10 Oct 2017

While Jay Shah has warned the media against violating his fundamental right to privacy, Tushar Mehta -- his lawyer in the defamation case -- had opposed right to privacy in the Supreme Court, says Dr Gopal Krishna.

Aadhaar is against Arthashastra, Hadith and Bible

Aadhaar is against Arthashastra, Hadith and Bible

Rediff.com9 Oct 2017

It emerges that not only does the CIDR project fails the test of fairness, justness and reasonableness besides the test of not being fanciful, oppressive or arbitrary; it also fails the test of Arthashastra, Hadith and the Bible.

Right to Privacy and the Bhagavad Gita

Right to Privacy and the Bhagavad Gita

Rediff.com28 Sep 2017

The verdict in the right to privacy case is historic and of global significance because it establishes dharma, righteousness and destroys adharma.

Right to Privacy and the Bhagavad Gita

Right to Privacy and the Bhagavad Gita

Rediff.com28 Sep 2017

The verdict in the right to privacy case is historic and of global significance because it establishes dharma, righteousness and destroys adharma.

Don't misread Supreme Court order, Aadhaar not a must

Don't misread Supreme Court order, Aadhaar not a must

Rediff.com18 Sep 2017

The DoT is wrongly asking subscribers to link their mobile numbers to Aadhaar in order to keep them active, says Gopal Krishna.

India must ban asbestos urgently

India must ban asbestos urgently

Rediff.com7 Sep 2017

Among the most deprived communities in India live and work under asbestos roofs. The National Institute for Health and Family Welfare estimates exposure to asbestos has resulted in higher incidence of cancer among those living under asbestos roofs, points out Gopal Krishna.

A verdict that could stall river linking project

A verdict that could stall river linking project

Rediff.com26 May 2017

Every river is a living person, argues Gopal Krishna on the basis of the recent Uttarakhand HC verdict.

Making a mockery of the Supreme Court order on Aadhaar

Making a mockery of the Supreme Court order on Aadhaar

Rediff.com28 Apr 2017

'The attempt to make Aadhaar mandatory has now emerged as an act of bullying by government agencies, turning citizens into subjects by making fundamental rights conditional on biometric identification,' says Gopal Krishna.

Database State to Surveillance State

Database State to Surveillance State

Rediff.com31 Jan 2017

The plan of UID/Aadhaar-based surveillance does not end with the collection of fingerprints and iris scan, it goes quite beyond it and poses a lethal threat to the idea of India, says Gopal Krishna.

Be very afraid of the biometric regime

Be very afraid of the biometric regime

Rediff.com4 May 2016

There are unprecedented political implications of identification based on 'biological attributes of an individual', such as employed by Aadhaar, warns Gopal Krishna.

Aadhaar may have a lethal impact on the existence of India

Aadhaar may have a lethal impact on the existence of India

Rediff.com5 Oct 2015

'Biometric Aadhaar-based surveillance is not only about violation of privacy, but also about the treasure hunt for unprecedented financial surveillance and economic intelligence in the economic history of mankind,' asks Gopal Krishna.

Protect the Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right!

Protect the Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right!

Rediff.com7 Aug 2015

'The government's proposal to store citizens' data including Aadhaar data under its Digital India initiative on cloud is violative of the citizens' human rights because the cloud is admittedly beyond India's jurisdiction.'

Modi@1: Some positive steps, long way to go

Modi@1: Some positive steps, long way to go

Rediff.com26 May 2015

It has been said that by 2025, India could become among the top five economies in the world. If India does become a $5 trillion economy but gets all its rivers polluted, food chain poisoned and genetic pool depleted and biometric database of Indians sold or stolen at the behest of commercial czars, will it not be a pyrrhic economic victory, asks Gopal Krishna.

Bihar's first phase of polls on six seats offer no signal

Bihar's first phase of polls on six seats offer no signal

Rediff.com7 Apr 2014

In terms of electoral fortunes, in all likelihood, the status quo is not going to change in any significant manner. These six seats from Bihar are unlikely to give any clear signal to UPA, NDA or Federal Front.

Snooping target: How UIDAI puts India at risk

Snooping target: How UIDAI puts India at risk

Rediff.com27 Dec 2013

Isn't National Intelligence Grid and UIDAI engineered by vested interests, asks Gopal Krishna.

India's big hurdle in the fight against cancer

India's big hurdle in the fight against cancer

Rediff.com2 Dec 2013

ndia has become the world's second largest market of asbestos as the government backed by powerful corporate lobby turns a blind eye to diseases related to the use of the hazardous chemical.