(by Umang Poddar | Scroll.In) – On Wednesday (December 15), according to news reports, the Union Cabinet approved the voluntarily linking of Aadhaar, a unique 12-digit ID given to residents of India based on their biometric data, to voter identity cards on the basis of an Election Commission recommendation. But many Aadhaar activists and civil society organisations have raised the alarm about this move: they say it could lead to voters being excluded from the rolls and compromise the privacy of their data. The push to link linking Aadhaar with voter IDs is not new. Neither is the criticism. The Election […]

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