Compulsory Aadhaar threat to national security

Compulsory Aadhaar threat to national security
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Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has stirred up the hornet\'s nest again.On Tuesday, Swamy took to Twitter to announce he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi detailing how compulsory Aadhaar was \'a threat to national security\' and added that he was sure the Supreme Court would soon strike it down.

New Delhi : Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has stirred up the hornet's nest again.On Tuesday, Swamy took to Twitter to announce he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi detailing how compulsory Aadhaar was 'a threat to national security' and added that he was sure the Supreme Court would soon strike it down.

On Monday, the Supreme Court had said that a bench would start hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Narendra Modi government's move to make Aadhaar mandatory for citizens to avail services and benefits of welfare schemes in the last week of November. The court had instructed the government to file its reply in four weeks.

According to a report, this isn't the first time Swamy has critiqued Aadhaar. Earlier, the veteran BJP leader had stated that Aadhaar was intrusive and susceptible to abuse, particularly by foreign intelligence agencies.

He also stated that the government's decision to use an American company to develop core software for the Aadhaar system may raise issues concerning the security of the data and leave it vulnerable to US intelligence agencies who may use the information to gain an advantage.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has criticised BJP leader Subramanian Swamy after the latter was quoted as saying MNS party chief Raj Thackeray's ancestral roots are in north India.

Swamy made the remarks while addressing a lecture in Mumbai's suburban Dombivli locality. The BJP MP had referred to the autobiography of the late Keshav Thackeray, grandfather of Raj Thackeray, while making the statement.

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