The government has withdrawn its statement regarding aadhaar card. In fact, today, the government in a statement had warned citizens to share Aadhaar card details with any institution or company to avoid the misuse of Aadhaar. However, now a new press release has been issued by the government. And in this new press release, the government has said to withdraw it. The possibility of 'misinterpretation' has been cited as the reason behind the withdrawal of this statement.
It says, "Considering the possibility of misinterpretation of the press release, it is withdrawn with immediate effect. The notice issued by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology states that Aadhaar holders are advised to exercise common discretion only in using and sharing it. Earlier, the central government had issued an advisory on Sunday morning regarding the Aadhaar card.
In this, the government had asked the citizens to share only masked copies of their Aadhaar cards with anyone to prevent misuse. "Do not share photocopies of your Aadhaar with any individual or institution as it can be misused," the government said.