NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday condemned the lodging of an FIR against The Tribune daily and its reporter Rachna Khaira over Aadhaar data breach story.
After a January 3 news report by The Tribune over breach in Aadhaar data with a headline "Rs 500, 10 minutes, and you have access to billion Aadhaar details", the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has registered an FIR against the newspaper and reporter Rachna Khaira.
The Congress party said it was Narendra Modi government's "arrogance of power" at its worst and their intention on privacy was thoroughly exposed.
"Intent and Intentions of Modi government on privacy were thoroughly exposed when it had proclaimed that no citizen can have an absolute right over his/her body," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Twitter.
'Intent',& 'Intentions' of Modi Govt on Privacy were thoroughly exposed when it had proclaimed that 'no citizen can have an absolute right over his/her body'.— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) January 7, 2018
In SC, Modi Govt had accepted Aadhaar data leak!
Now instead of investigating,an evasive Modi ji shoots the messenger! pic.twitter.com/tojZYOFx0A
Earlier, he tweeted: "Shoot the messenger, Ignore the message! This typifies the culture and character of BJP government.
Shoot the ‘messenger’,— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) January 7, 2018
Ignore the ‘message’!
This typifies the ‘culture’ & ‘character’ of BJP Govt.
FIR against @thetribunechd reporter is ‘arrogance of power’ at its worst.
Every Indian must condemn this mindless act of Modi Govt & @UIDAI https://t.co/To88cCbBbO
"FIR against The Tribune reporter is arrogance of power at its worst," said Surjewala.
He also said: "Every Indian must condemn this mindless act of Modi government and UIDAI."