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Not just a privacy issue; Aadhaar will hurt the poor

Sir, imagine a 24-year-old girl who finished her college, gone for a job in a bank or a telecom comp

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Sir, imagine a 24-year-old girl who finished her college, gone for a job in a bank or a telecom company, done exceptionally well in her interview, excited and she is all set to get a job. But, suddenly, much against all expectations, she gets a rejection letter! The reason for rejection letter, unfortunately, is, when they had gone into the details, they found that government scholarship scheme funded her education and her father was a manual scavenger. So, what happens to that girl, sir? She loses her job. Sir, Aadhaar is not an issue of privacy alone; Aadhaar hurts the marginalised and

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First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 10:37 IST