Aadhaar Coercion

Two boys on a concrete wall, overlooking rubbish in Dharavi. Two boys on a concrete wall, overlooking rubbish in Dharavi.

Even as the Union of India vociferously insists in the Supreme Court that no denial of entitlements happens due to a lack of Aadhaar, the reality on the ground is different. The latest attrocity in the name of preventing leakages is the denial of nutrition to those idenfitied as malnourished if they don’t provide an…

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Karthik Arun B’s car met with an accident in late December 2017 and was taken to the service center for repairs. Even at the time of filing claim, Bajaj Allianz asked him to provide his Aadhaar number, which he refused. After that they sent an appraiser over and he approved work to commence on the…

Read More Bajaj Allianz refuses to process claims without Aadhaar


Shamya Dasgupta’s Airtel phone number was deactivated. When he approached customer care, he was told to provide an Aadhaar and get a new SIM. While at the Airtel outlet, he met several other people in the same situation. Why was it done? Why was I forced to submit my Aadhar number? And put my finger…

Read More Airtel deactivates phone numbers, does not enable again without Aadhaar