Widow of Kargil martyr dies after being denied treatment for lack of Aadhaar

Shakuntala Devi, the wife of a Kargil martyr Havaldar Laxman Dass lost her life after a private hospital allegedly denied treatment because her Aadhaar card was at home and the hospital refused to start treatment without it, even though the son said he would go and get it. According to the victim’s son, he showed the copy of his Aadhaar card in his phone but the hospital authorities refused her treatment. She died on 28th December 2017.


Kargil widow dies, son says hospital wanted Aadhaar card to start treatment

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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