Centre withdraws warning on Aadhaar card after online panic

New Delhi, 29/5:The Centre on Sunday withdrew a warning not to share photocopies of the Aadhaar card after the announcement caused widespread panic on social media.



The Aadhaar card, which has a unique number tied to an individual’s fingerprints, face and eye scan, aims to block theft and leakage in India’s welfare schemes. But critics fear it could spawn a surveillance state.


The press information bureau withdrew the warning two days after issuing it, saying the release was published in the context of an attempt to misuse an edited Aadhaar card, and was being withdrawn “in view of the possibility of the misinterpretation.”

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