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UIDAI files FIR against journalist for exposing flaws in Aadhaar enrolment

A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed by the Delhi police against CNN-News 18 journalist Debayan Roy, reports The Pioneer. CNN-News 18 report attempted to demonstrate that a person could get to obtain two separate Aadhaar enrollment numbers with the same set of biometrics. This is the first case where under the Aadhaar Act for two persons having the same biometric information. #EXPOSED how vulnerable the system is that vows to provide identity to all Indians. Take a look. @SANKETUPA @debayanahroy pic.twitter.com/lw7dnVADKf — News18 (@CNNnews18) March 22, 2017 Note that Roy did not get an Aadhaar card eventually and undoubtedly, the UIDAI will say that its core biometric system works as it detected two people trying to get with the same biometric information. But they would be missing the point. What the CNN-News 18 report highlights the fact that persons entering the country illegally can get an Aadhaar card for as little as Rs 700. These persons can then open bank accounts, get mobile phone connections and get other documents needed to pass off as citizens in the country. It also highlighted that the information capturing at enrolment centres is not robust enough. There have been instances where people have got two separate Aadhaar cards for a same person and the same biometrics. Eg: of multiple #Aadhaar numbers: P.V.Narayanan, from #Kerala, has 2 Aadhaars with 2 photos, but same biometrics, from 2 enrol centres (2/3) pic.twitter.com/8qm0U5JR0Y — R. Ramakumar (@ramakumarr) March 23, 2017 And let's not forget that dogs have also…

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