The official Twitter handle of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar card, on Saturday posted an illustration of arrows piercing through demon king Ravana to wish its followers on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi.

“A time when the world sees the power of good governance. Let us continue this true spirit with Aadhaar… #HappyDussehra,” UIDIA tweeted. 

The post caught a troll’s fancy who asked the authority how many Aadhaar cards can be issued for Dashanan, who had 10 heads.

“Sir how many Aadhaar can Ravan get? 10 faces * 10 iris pairs = 100 at least? #DestroyTheAadhaar,” posted a user who certainly does not seem a big fan of Aadhaar and goes by the name #DestroyTheAadhaar. 

In response to the tweet, UIDAI posted an epic response, saying Ravana was not eligible for the Aadhaar card since he was not an Indian citizen. “Not a resident of India. Not eligible to enroll for Aadhaar,” the handle posted with a straight face. 

The Aadhaar social media team’s response had Twitterati in splits who showered praises upon the razor-sharp response, which was enough to silence the troll.

Have a look at some of the responses: 

Aadhaar is a 12 digit number which was introduced by UPA government in 2010. The introduction of Aadhaar was aimed at making subsidy and benefit deliverance more effective. Aaadhar, however has been a centre of debate for past few months with many feeling it fringes upon the privacy.

The critics of Aadhaar say that massive data collection process, which has information of more than a billion Indians could be used for identity theft and result in dire consequences. The private information of many people has been leaked by even govt authorised Aadhaar enrolment centres raising the concerns even more.

First Published | 1 October 2017 4:58 PM
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