Aadhaar’s graveyard – Aadhaar Deaths

When Aadhaar kills. Here you will find the stories of people who did not receive crucial services due to a lack of Aadhaar. Denied rations, denied healthcare, denied the right to live, because the service they were trying to access was busy imposing the government’s “Mandatory” while ignoring the legal reality of “Voluntary”


Aman arrested for issuing Aadhar cards on the basis of forged documents allegedly committed suicide in police lock-up. Poonam Dantani (28) hanged himself using a bedsheet from the ventilation window of toilet at the lock-up of Gujarat University police station, said ACP A K Parmar. Poonam Dantani (28) was arrested by the police for his…

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A 28-year-old Dharmendra was an unemployed Dalit local dancer at rural functions who lived with his disabled wife Usha Devi. He did not have an Aadhaar card in order to obtain a ration card to obtain affordable foodgrains and was at the mercy of the charity of villagers for survival. He died of hunger in…

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

Read More Shakuntala Devi, Widow of Kargil martyr died – hospital refused treatment without #Aadhaar card


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.   Source: https://thewire.in/210048/aadhaar-hunger-jharkhand-starvation-death-rations/  

Read More Etwariya Devi, a 67-year-old widow died when #AadhaarFail stopped rations


An 11 month old girl brought to the B K Civil hospital in Delhi died due to delayed treatment. The parents claim that the OPD asked them to register in the hospital, however the registration process asked them for an Aadhaar card, which they did not have. The hospital claims that the girl was already…

Read More 11 month old girl dies. Treatment delayed due to lack of Aadhaar


Report of fact finding into the death of Premani Kunwar Place of visit – Korta village, Danda Gram Panchayat, Danda block, Garhwa, Jharkhand Date of visit – 4-5 December 2017 Members of investigating team – Mithilesh Kumar, Jawahar Mehta, Ravinder Bhuiyan, Sakina, Sarfaraz, Siraj (on behalf of the Right to Food Campaign, Jharkhand) Summary of…

Read More Premani Kunwar, 64yo widow died after #AadhaarFAIL bank integration diverted pension

Sakina and Ishaq Ahmed aadhaar starvation death 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…

Read More Woman in Bareilly Died of Starvation After Husband Was Denied Ration


Rooplal Marandi’s family had a ration card and it was linked with an Aadhaar as well. However, they were not able to receive rations for two months because his daughter’s fingerprints did not validate. He died of starvation, which “officials” deny. Officials claim that they had received rations, but it was not entered on their…

Read More 75 year Rooplal Marandi died of starvation when his daughter’s fingerprint doesn’t validate


11 year old Santoshi, of Simdega district in Jharkhand died of starvation on the 28th September 2017. Her family’s ration card was cancelled on 22nd July 2017, because it wasn’t linked to an Aadhaar number. By then, their family had not received any rations for six months due to lack of Aadhaar “seeding” for their ration…

Read More 11 year old Santoshi died of starvation because her family did not have a ration card linked with Aadhaar