Sakina and Ishaq Ahmed aadhaar starvation death

A 50-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly, Sakina, reportedly died of starvation after her husband, Ishaq Ahmed, was allegedly denied ration because she could not accompany him to provide biometric authentication at the ration shop.

The woman, who had reportedly been unwell for five days, was unable to go with him because of her poor health. After they were denied ration, the household did not have enough food, Navbharat Times reported.

While more details on the case are still awaited, the sub-divisional magistrate told ANI that the family was “very poor” and had an Antyodaya ration card, and that the incident would be probed in detail.


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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