A Pakistani national who had lived in India for around two decades was arrested while trying to enter the Jaisalmer Air base two days ago. His name was Purkha Ram and he had come to India 18 years ago and was working as a farm labourer. He had an Aadhaar card.

Source: https://www.thequint.com/news/india/pakistani-national-with-aadhaar-card-arrested

This is a good time to remember that an Aadhaar card can be used to apply for an Indian Passport. This is not the first instance of Aadhaar Cards being found on militants and terrorists or non-Indians caught in national security crimes.

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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