Press Conference on Harmful Relationship between National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Unique Identification (UID)/Aadhaar Number
Harmful Relationship between National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Unique Identification (UID)/Aadhaar Number
Over a dozen Chief Ministers, including the Punjab Chief Minister, are opposing NCTC. But why are they silent on Unique Identification (UID)/Aadhaar Number? Speakers will share their views on the link between the two. Additionally, the Illegality of MoUs of Central Government’s Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) with Governments of Punjab and Haryana will also be discussed.
Date: April 16, 2012
Time: 12.30 AM
Venue: Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27
Speakers: Dr. Usha Ramanathan, Noted Jurist, New Delhi,
Gopal Krishna, Member, Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties (CFCL), New Delhi
The conference will be followed by lunch.
In the aftermath of Report of Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Finance on UID/Aadhaar and biometric data collection, the allocation made for it in the Union Budget 2012-13 is an autocratic exercise that must be resisted to safeguard national sovereignty and security, citizens rights and federal structure of the polity. The involvement of transnational biometric and surveillance technology companies working with foreign intelligence agencies merits rigorous scrutiny by informed citizens. The speakers, who have given their testimony to the PSC, will share documents and insights on the issue.
Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties (CFCL) & Indian Social Action Forum, New Delhi
For Details Contact: Gopal Krishna, CFCL, Phone: +91-11-2651781, Fax: +91-11-26517814,
M: 09818089660 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org