The Sham ID Called, Aadhaar

I have authored and published a book by the above title.

Here is its cover page.

One may think / ask:

What New Material Could There Be on "Aadhaar"?

A book has been written about the Sham ID called, Aadhaar! Why on earth would someone do that? Well, here's why.

And to top it all, it’s titled, “The Sham ID, 'Aadhaar'”.

"Aadhaar" or should it be termed here, “Sham ID”, has been in the news for almost a decade.

All that is to be said about it has been said – some say, “It’s a surveillance tool”, some decry exclusion, others are worried about privacy rights.

Corporate honchos are concerned about DIN being linked to Aadhaar numbers. People are – were until recently – anxious about the inability to file tax returns without Aadhaar number.

So why a whole book, and that now, when the Supreme Court judgment is just around the corner?

Well, there is a whole lot of facts, hitherto unknown, or rather unnoticed by the public and ignored by media (wilfully?) in the Book. It has 22 documents in appendices published as, incontrovertible documentary evidence of wrongdoing by those behind the scheme. It provides 54 weblinks. It lists over 100 reported crimes/frauds using the Sham ID, ' Aadhaar'.

Why is it called Sham ID? Because that’s what it is – A Sham – something which it is not what it purports to be!

Almost all have been fooled into believing that "Aadhaar" is here to stay. The minuscule minority who think otherwise, have misgivings, but don't know why.

The brand name, "Aadhaar", has been used to mystify and befuddle. Phrases like, “use Aadhaar", "Aadhaar" enabled, "Aadhaar" linked, leverage "Aadhaar" are employed to confuse and confound.

Intriguingly, only Pakistan and India are the two countries with such biometric ID schemes and coincidently, employ the same foreign firms as contractors for biometric technology.

The Book is purposed to tell India the truth about the Sham ID for the first time.

Thus, it provides evidence of the entire data not only being handed over to foreign private companies but also, their being authorized to use, store, transfer, process and link it to other personal data which, they are allowed to collect. It questions, “Why are we being told lies about data security, data not shared?”

Secondly, the Book gives scientific and mathematical proof which, exposes the whole charade of unique biometric IDs. There are no detected duplicates, but millions of false matches – one person’s biometrics matching millions of others’ in the database.

Thirdly, the Book reveals how UIDAI has no knowledge of who is enrolled in its database. The enrolling and process of assigning numbers are under the control of foreign firms whose details UIDAI attempted to hide.

Fourthly, the Book proves that the Aadhaar Scheme is not one which, provides identities, but a system of assigning allegedly unique numbers to individuals, numbers which, are neither unique to individuals nor uniquely identifies them. People have more than one Aadhaar number and millions (80 to 180 million) are eliminated as "duplicates", while spies, illegal immigrants, terrorists all – non-citizens too – have obtained the (magic) number.

Fifthly, the Book illustrates why none of the objectives of the Aadhaar Act can be achieved using the Sham ID, 'Aadhaar'.

Sixthly, the Book suggests simple and effective ways in which, subsidy theft may be prevented.

Lastly, the Book anticipates the likely Supreme Court judgment and in a call to action, lays down a path to protect the Nation and people from banking and impersonation frauds apart from securing the country's cyberspace.

Mathew Thomas                                        Wednesday, 29 August 2018

CBDT Circular - Extending Date for PAN-Sham ID-Aadhaar Link

UIDAI Deceit Continues Despite Circular

Here is the above circular extending the date for PAN-Sham-ID-Aadhaar link to 31-03-2019.

Despite this, the online tax filing software prevents tax payers from doing so.

UIDAI deceit continues, as this example shows.

Considering that Nilekani who was the originator of the Sham ID scheme, and he is now Chairperson of Infosys which provides software services to Income Tax Department, one may not only smell a rat, but the rat has an unbearable stink!

Copy of the Circular is below

Beware of Dangerous Apps

There are Apps which, pretend to make life easy for us. The so-called "smart phones" are usually the ones for which these are developed. Phones are not "smart". They are lifless, material objects with no brain (only programs) with capacity to think. Programs do not think, even if they have "artificial intelligence" which, is not intelligence but, a structured pre-progranmmed response to stimuli which, in turn are only as good as the author's idea should be to an external stimulus.

Since, phones are not smart, and never can be, people need to be smart. 

A website called, "Gadgets Now" has published a caution against an App named, "Kimbho". It says that the App which, is pitched as an alternative to WhatsApp, has security issues and that it was taken out within hours of its launch.

Here's the link to the "Gadegets Now" web page with the caution.

Refer Link

https://www.gadgetsnow.com/slideshows/from-official-patanjali-dealers-to-earn-money-online-here-are-21-fake-patanjali-kimbho-apps/photolist/64418240.cms

From ‘official’ Patanjali dealers to ‘earn money online’, here are 21 fake Patanjali Kimbho apps | Gadgets Now

 

Patanjali had quietly launched its chat app called ‘Kimbho’ to compete with WhatsApp. But officially it no longer exists. This is because within 24-hours of the launch of Kimbho, the chat app was taken down over security, privacy and technical concerns. During the launch, the Kimbho chat was called as Baba Ramdev’s “Swadeshi” answer to WhatsApp. Patanjali spokesperson SK Tijarawala had tweeted, "Now India will talk . After launching SIM cards, Baba Ramdev has launched a new messaging application called Kimbho. Now WhatsApp will be given competition.” Explaining the name “Kimbho”, Tijarawala tweeted in Hindi, “Kimbho in Sanskrit means what’s going on and what’s the news.”Justifying the retraction of the Kimbho app from Google Play and Apple App Store, Tijarawala told ET, “We were only testing it for learnings and over 1.5 lakh people downloaded it. Our app is no longer available and Patanjali cannot take responsibility of various duplicate apps doing the rounds. Our app will be come back again soon after we are absolutely sure of all technical issues, and we will beat WhatsApp. We will never sell private consumer data.”So, if you happen to search the “Kimbho” app on Google Play in your Android smartphone, you will suddenly find many apps in the name of Kimbho. Here are 21 fake Kimbho apps to avoid for obvious security concerns. These apps simply mimic the original Patanjali’s WhatsApp rival—Kimbho, so, beware!

The “Robust” Security of Hoax & Sham ID Called, “Aadhaar”

That the database of "Aadhaar", the hoax and Sham ID (SID, for short) which, masquerades as a unique ID, has robust security, is a claim often made. The former chairman of UIDAI never tires of repeating the lie.

Recently, the current IT minister joined the group of the "Aadhaar" robustness security claimants, perhaps suffering from a bout of convenient amnesia. It was not very long ago that he was trashing it as a threat to national security because illegal immigrants are obtaining the Sham ID numbers which the government forcing everyone to accept.

When it comes to personal gain, for many here, national security pales into the background. The culture, is a trait displayed as early as, at the Third battle of Plassey which, historians call a commercial transaction (Mir Jaffer selling his state and army to robber baron, Clive).

Here’s a news report in ‘Bangalore Mirror’ dated 10 May 2017, of the accidental arrest of 7 illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. All 7 had the Sham ID / "Aadhaar Cards". Labelling the Sham ID numbers as cards is part of the hoax. The link to the news report is at the end of this article.

This is not the first time that this has happened.

On 20th February 2014, ‘Indian Express’ reported the arrest of 7 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants working as contract laborers in the local Army HQ at Bengaluru.

Two of them were found with Sham ID / "Aadhaar Cards".

The unbelievable stupidity of those who run this hoax does not stop here.

When I queried UIDAI through RTI dangers of such illegal immigration and action taken to prevent recurrence, UIDAI replied to me enclosing a copy of its response to a similar query from the police station investigating the crime.

UIDAI told the police in its reply that the enrolments were “genuine”, not fake or ghost which, the Sham ID / "Aadhaar", is supposedly eliminating!