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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Card, please: To laugh at these memes, Aadhaar is mandatory

As Aadhaar becomes mandatory for filing tax returns, driving license, Twitter responds with #AadhaarMemes.

india Updated: Mar 28, 2017 16:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Image: @agarwal_mohit on Twitter
Image: @agarwal_mohit on Twitter

Is Aadhaar mandatory? Or is it optional? With the government’s recent announcements linking Aadhaar to welfare schemes -- a move contested by a Supreme Court observation -- the battle around the unique identification number is hotting up.

While reams of analysis have been written debating the issues of privacy, surveillance and legality associated with Aadhaar, on Twitter, Aadhaar’s opponents launched a take down in the most social media-friendly way we know: by making Aadhaar memes.

All through Monday, #AadhaarMemes trended on Indian Twitter. And while they make you laugh, they expose some real concerns. We picked out the 10 sharpest, funniest #AadhaarMemes for you:

1) You heard of Schrodinger’s poor cat. Now meet Schrodinger’s Aadhaar:

2) This bizarre scenario that may become a reality

3) The government’s double-speak on Aadhaar

4) If Aadhaar becomes mandatory for every thing, are your Pokemons safe?

5) This ‘Adarsh Balak’ who is the poster child for Aadhaar

6) We have heard this one before

7) The death of privacy

8) But what about national security?

9) Even Batman is enraged by weak Aadhaar arguments

10) And you know who else is weary of the Aadhaar drama? This gentleman:

First Published: Mar 28, 2017 16:32 IST

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