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Aadhaar is designed to address the problem of false identity or ghost beneficiaries. But, as activists and researchers have repeatedly pointed out, ghost beneficiaries are not the only form of corruption(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

There are no short cuts to building State capacity

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 03:20 PM IST
Fixing India’s broken welfare system is about investing in the people that make the State. As the Aadhaar debate rages on, this must not be forgotten.
People queue at the office to verify and check their names in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), at Morigoan on Saturday, Aug 4, 2018(PTI)
People queue at the office to verify and check their names in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), at Morigoan on Saturday, Aug 4, 2018(PTI)

How NRC is legitimising exclusion

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 11:49 AM IST
The State’s excessive reliance on documents for proving citizenship is leading to harassment
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