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Posted at: Jan 14, 2018, 12:01 AM; last updated: Jan 14, 2018, 12:01 AM (IST)

Make Aadhaar safe

THANKS to Bharat Bhushan Gupta, an unsung deshbhakt, and The Tribune for bringing the security flaw in Aadhaar to the fore (Kaffeeklatsch: Beyond the Aadhaar security breach). It’s a matter of great concern that UIDAI doesn’t have a foolproof system to safeguard the information of its billion-plus Aadhaar card-holders. And that too when Aadhaar is being linked to many services from telecom to bank accounts and what not. Instead of initiating criminal proceedings against the daily and its correspondent, the UIDAI should act against its own officials who let the breach happen in the first place.

P Lal Singh, Amritsar


The gaping holes found in the Aadhaar security network could have been exploited easily by anti-national elements. If it were not for the data breach report, UIDAI wouldn’t have been forced to create a new virtual ID system to safeguard Aadhaar users’ details. The data breach also calls for framing a sound strategy against cyber crimes.

Subhash Vaid, New Delhi


Bharat Bhushan Gupta deserves gratitude for flagging the serious flaw in technology. He, along with The Tribune, has alerted the authorities against vital information of billions of citizens falling into the wrong hands which could have had far-reaching consequences.  

Major Gurdeep S Samra, (retd), Ludhiana

BJP’s Dalit challenge

As the BJP expands its spread, contradictions between the interests of its ‘core’ vote bank and that of new sections it wants to woo are coming to the fore (Dalit fury: Politics sows the wind, reaps the whirlwind). The Dalit pride is clashing with the RSS’ myopic view on nationalism and its ideology of polarisation. Incidents like the Hyderabad varsity unrest, Una flogging and the Koregaon-Bhima clashes will only further alienate the Dalit community from the ruling party.

MS Khokhar via email

Sincere tributes

There can’t be a better way to pay sincere tributes to parents than to make them immortal through sport (Happiness raised to the power of Six). At a time, when many people are leaving their parents to fend for themselves in the old age, the Kapur brothers truly deserve appreciation for holding hockey tournaments annually in the memory of their parents. Their endeavour will surely go on to motivate the young generation to respect their parents’ unparalleled sacrifices.

Ravi Sharma, Jammu


The six brothers deserve recognition for promoting hockey at the grassroots level. I have been a proud witness to opening and closing ceremonies of the recently concluded tournament, which was managed efficiently without any official aid. The strong family bond being the reason behind the promotion of the national game is unparalleled and unheard of. 

Jagdish Chander, Jalandhar

Pak a rogue state

The ill-treatment meted out to the family members of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian Navy officer on a death row in Pakistan, just goes on to prove that Islamabad won’t mend its ways (Jadhav case: Pak media almost toes the govt line). It also serves as a reminder to India that Pakistan will always remain rogue and never understand the language of peace.

Mahesh Kumar, New Delhi

Take care of homeless

Kudos to Jaskaran Singh for bringing to light the plight of the homeless in the winter nights (Notes from city night shelters). In big cities there aren’t enough night shelters for the homeless. The existing ones are inhabitable due to inadequate facilities to the extent that the homeless prefer to sleep out in the open. Authorities need to make all efforts to provide a comfortable place to the homeless.

Pushpal Singh, Amritsar

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