Aruna Roy: Aadhar should not be made mandatory to avail basic services

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Aruna Roy: Aadhar project illegal
Jaipur, Oct 11: Social activist Aruna Roy today termed the Congress-led UPA government's Aadhaar project as an "illegal document," demanding that it should not be made mandatory to avail basic services.

The government should work toward allaying shortcomings in the National Food Security Act, she told reporters here.

Roy claimed that following the implementation of the Act several families which were receiving food grains are now getting lesser than the original quantity.

The Act only covers basic staples (wheat and rice), and not pulses and oil that are basic ingredients of a meal in a poor household, Roy, who is the National Federation of Indian Women president, said.

Roy: People unable to reap benefits of the Aadhar scheme

Claiming that the protest against the implementation of Aadhaar scheme was gaining momentum, NFIW's general secretary Annie Raja said that its implementation is not right. Demanding the passage of the women's reservation bill in the forthcoming session of Parliament, Roy questioned the laxity in the passage of the bill when women were already getting a 50 per cent reservation at panchayat-level.

The Federation also threatened to sit on a 'dharna' in front of the Parliament on November 25 to press for their demands.

PTI

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