Linking of Aadhaar with personal details dangerous for individuals and society: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that linking of personal details with Aadhaar number was "dangerous" for individuals and society.


DNA Web Team

Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 07:51 AM IST

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that linking of personal details with Aadhaar number was "dangerous" for individuals and society.

Banerjee, in a post on her Twitter handle, said, "Linking of #Aadhaar is very problematic. In the name of #AadhaarCard, details have been put on 210 government websites. This is dangerous for individual liberty, the society, and the country."

"All the skeletons are being exposed. Some people feel happy even after doing wrong things," the chief minister said continuing her tirade against the BJP government at the Centre on the Aadhaar issue.

Banerjee had yesterday told reporters at the state secretariat, "We already have the PAN card, voter ID card. But I believe what is taking place in the name of Aadhaar card -- that will be dangerous for any individual and society." Criticising the Centre, the Trinamool Congress chief had stated, "Some people act like Muhammad Bin Tughlaq and take sudden decisions like dividing the state or the move of demonetization. This information about Aadhaar card details leakage also shows such mindset."

"Details from head to toe of every individual, talks between mother and daughter... husband and wife would be known. I have been a warning (people) about this time and again," she had said.

More than 200 central and state government websites publicly displayed details such as names and addresses of some Aadhaar beneficiaries and Banerjee had denounced the central government over the leak, the Unique Identification Authority of India said recently.

The Aadhaar issuing body in response to a Right to Information query said it took note of the breach and got the data removed from those websites.

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