Etwariya Devi, age 67, widow, died of starvation in Sonpurwa village of Garhwa district’s Majhiaon block on December 25th, 2017, when glitches caused a failure in authentication for her daughter-in-law’s Aadhaar with her fingerprints, making the family unable to procure food.

Aadhaar failures had also disrupted her pension since October.




Vidyut is a commentator on socio-political issues with a keen understanding of tech and policy. She has been observing and commenting on Aadhaar since 2010 from a perspective of human rights, democracy and technological robustness.

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