Usha Ramanathan

The writer works on the jurisprudence of law, poverty and rights.

Articles By Usha Ramanathan

More Equal Than Others

The Aadhaar judgment divides the people of this country into those receiving state assistance, and others. The former will get socio-economic rights if they do as they are asked to do. Privacy is a luxury they can ill afford.

All is not well with Aadhaar

Aadhaar breach: Gaping holes in data security and the unreliability of biometrics put a question mark on the project. UIDAI’s denials are increasingly unconvincing

The Necessity Of Dissent

There is a need to speak out when the state’s biases result in crime and impunity

A shaky Aadhaar

Supreme Court must urgently hear and settle issues of privacy and exclusion raised in the context of the UID project

Aadhaar bill: With no respect for the law

There is reason to wonder if this law is intended to be taken seriously, except in getting everyone on the data base, making it a scheme to number the population, and giving extraordinary powers to the UIDAI.

Opinion: Aadhaar, rights and the state

The problem is that Aadhaar was never about individual choice, and was never intended to be voluntary.