SHILLONG, Dec 23: The Meghalaya Peoples’ Committee on Aadhaar (MPCA) today said that it will facilitate filing of affidavits for people of the State on a hearing in the Supreme Court against Aadhaar.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, the MPCA said that persons can file affidavits if one has already done Aadhaar enrolment earlierbut now would like to opt out or to withdraw. One can also file affidavits if there have been any sort of coercion, intimidation, threat including warning of punitive action tobe taken for non-enrolment, i.e., by any kind of authority, Government departments and/agencies, banks, traditional institutions and others.
Similarly, affidavits can be filed if anyone has been threatened of denial in obtaining PDS, school andcollege admission and scholarships, for not having Aadhaar card.
Even pensioners can file affidavits if they have been intimidated for Aadhaar enrolment otherwise, they would be denied receiving their due pensions and might have so denied.
If there have been failures in the process ofauthentication with the authentication machines and any othertechnical fault or problems then also affidavits can be filed by the aggrieved parties if any.
Pointing out that since time is short and such documents willhave to be processedbefore conveying to the Supreme Court, the committee asked the aggrieved persons to file the data at the office of the KSU, Jaiaw on December 26, 2017 from 10 am.
It may be mentioned that the Five Judges Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court on Aadhaar will begin its hearing on some 28 petitions against Aadhaar from January 17, 2018.