9 ways in which ‘mandatory Aadhaar’ enables violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights*

– Right to Remedy (Art. 8) – Aadhaar mandatory for compensation for Bhopal gas disaster victims

– Right to Privacy (Art. 12 ): Various leaks of personal data collected by Aadhaar

– Right to Freedom of Expression (Art. 19): Aadhaar mandatory for mobile phone connections

– Right to Social Security (Art. 22): Aadhaar mandatory for EPF, various pension schemes

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– Right to Food (Art. 25): Aadhaar mandatory for subsidized foodgrain from PDS, mid-day meals

– Right to Housing (Art. 25): Aadhaar mandatory under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, housing subsidies to beedi/iron/manganese/limestone workers

– Right to Medical Care (Art.25): Aadhaar mandatory for TB treatment under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program, Maternity Benefit Programme, government ambulances in some states

– Right to Education (Art.26) – Aadhaar mandatory for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan benefits for children with disabilities, various central scholarships

– Right to Work (Art. 23) – Aadhaar mandatory under MNREGA, Deendayal Antyodya Yojana, National Rural Livelihoods Mission