Tying Aadhaar to Voter Card I Violates Fundamental Rights: Owaisi | Hyderabad News

Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chairman and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday opposed the association of Aadhaar and voter I cards, alleging that the Center was trying to restrict the independence of the electoral commission.
Through a series of tweets, Owaisi said he opposed the bill, but the government passed it amid the din in the house. Stating that linking the Aadhaar card to the voter card violates fundamental rights to privacy, he said Indian democracy is too valuable for experiments where the right to vote is made dependent on a computer algorithm that no one else does. understand.
Linking Aadhaar to a voter card will make voters easily identifiable. The parties in power will be able to profile voters based on their identity and the likelihood of a favorable vote.
“They will be able to discriminate in social assistance systems to punish their opponents and reward their supporters,” he said. “Once the government is able to identify if it is unlikely that someone will vote for them, it will be extremely easy to remove them from the voters list by claiming that their authentication ‘failed’. What is the remedy for people who are excluded in such an arbitrary manner? Owaisi asked in another tweet.
“The law was passed like a joke. I did not even have time to raise my objections, while the chairman allowed the minister to make a detailed statement. It is quite obvious that this law was passed urgently with the elections in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh in mind, ”he tweeted. “It also violates the Supreme Court ruling which recognized privacy as a fundamental right. It will simply simplify the process and allow exclusion on a larger scale. A similar effort in 2015 to connect Aadhaar was suspended by SC, ”he said.
“Aadhaar’s data has been breached several times. It was stolen and sold online for Rs 500. Data from 10 citizens of Punjab, AP and Telangana was stolen and used by political parties. Madras HC also cast doubts on the use of Aadhaar by the BJP in profiling and targeting voters for the Pondicherry elections. The Aadhaar database is error-prone and self-reported errors are 1.5 times higher than voter registration errors. So why is a questionable database mandatory to authenticate ECI’s top and trusted database? Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted.

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