Won’t link phone to Aadhaar, you may disconnect: Mamata Banerjee

CM Mamata Banerjee also asked her party leaders and workers present at the meeting not to link Aadhaar to their mobile numbers.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: October 26, 2017 3:50 am
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she would not link her Aadhaar with her mobile phone and dared the Centre to disconnect it if it wanted to. “I will not link my Aadhaar with my mobile number under any circumstances. If the authorities want to disconnect my phone let them do it. The Centre is interfering in the rights of the people and violating their privacy. Aadhaar number should not be linked with one’s mobile phone,” Mamata said while speaking at an extended core committee meeting of the Trinamool Congress here.

The Chief Minister also asked her party leaders and workers present at the meeting not to link Aadhaar to their mobile numbers. “I am not bound to make all my personal conversations public. We will take up this issue inside and outside Parliament. If need be, we may fight it legally too. The Centre has unleashed an autocratic rule in the country and terrorising everyone. If you dare to raise your voice against the Centre, they will use I-T, ED and CBI against you,” Mamata alleged. She said the Trinamool would protest even if all its party leaders were sent to jail.

Mamata reiterated that the demonetisation move was “a big scam” and should be probed. “There should be an investigation into the demonetisation scam. Manmohan Singh (former prime minister), Yashwant Sinha (former finance minister), everybody criticised demonetisation. Are all of them wrong?” she asked. Mamata announced that her party would observe a ‘Black Day’ on November 8, the day when the Centre had announced note ban. Party MLAs, MPs and civic body chairmen were present, among others at the meeting on Wednesday. It was held to start preparations for next year’s Panchayat polls.

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    CBA
    Oct 27, 2017 at 9:27 pm
    Whenever this Jihadini Mumtaz Begum shall be ousted from the power of West Bengal? In West Bengal, Millions of Hindus are tortured, raped and their temples are damaged by the Mullahs everyday. Usually the admin. and Police don't take FIR and don't listen to Hindus. They admin. and Police are always ready on one leg for appea t of the Mullas. Whenever they get any allegation from Hindus, they are very reluctant to hear it. They always try to hide the rape, violence and love Jihad activities on Hindus by Mullas. This is the scenario of West Bengal admin. and Police due to Jihadini Mumtaz Begum. There is another part. Hindus who entered West Bengal after severe torture from Bangladesh are not getting any valid documents since thirty years but the Jihadists who come from Bangladesh are getting valid passport by seven working days to be a valid citizen of India. It is true fr Begum's character that she wants Rohingas and Muslims to come fr Bangladesh and for these she is against adhar.
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      ansuman
      Oct 26, 2017 at 9:17 am
      How can you link? Mutaj begam --your phone is already linked to MECCA and Medina .So do not worry soon we will deport you there too.
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        Timir Nandi
        Oct 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm
        Are you from UP ? Your voice is like so.
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      2. Sankaran Krishnan
        Oct 26, 2017 at 8:23 am
        My simple query to the stupid CM of West Bengal - If the same is done by your own people and challenge your order will you accept and these are the signs that you and your party are drifting away from the common man which will reflect very poorly in the coming months and hope they will give a ing reply through ballots as and when it is held and be prepared for the worst debacle !!!
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          Timir Nandi
          Oct 26, 2017 at 2:46 pm
          C M of W B will never take such a ic decision. She always think about the development of Bengal
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          Reader
          Oct 26, 2017 at 7:22 am
          The Supreme Court is yet to take a decision on the validity of Aadhaar and whether the State can compulsorily link Aadhaar to various programs and all financial transactions. The Supreme Court is set to hear peti-tions related to Aadhaar including those for scrapping the Aadhaar Act, stopping biometric profiling, halting bank and mobile databases seeding with Aadhaar, etc. in November 2017.
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            Reader
            Oct 26, 2017 at 7:25 am
            A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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              Reader
              Oct 26, 2017 at 7:27 am
              UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information, and the purposes it could be used for, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification. (Google: Identi-ty Cards Act 2006 and Identi-ty Documents Act 2010 )
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                Reader
                Oct 26, 2017 at 7:29 am
                The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has NO BIOMETRIC DETAILS, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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                RajKumar
                Oct 26, 2017 at 6:41 am
                Mamata is right. This is an autocratic government who wants to invade your privacy, conduct surveillance on entire population. BJP treats the whole population as criminals. It needs to go, along with its aadhaar thingy.
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