Now that the Supreme Court of India ordered that AADHAR is not be made mandatory, will the Govt. of Meghalaya stop advertising/blackmailing the citizens to register themselves and their biometrics for the ‘number of the beast’?
Meghalaya has had the lowest enrollment for Aadhar/UID/National Population Register in India, something around 1.93%. This has been due to stiff opposition by groups like Khasi Students Union, who see the ease of getting the number as a road for immigrants to the state to get residency and eventually citizenship. On the other hand, in villages, intrusive insistence by the government agencies to force people to register in the NPR and receive their UID number has led to UID/AADHAR number to be associated with 666, number of the beast. To the embarrassment of many local elites, this supposed religious superstition made a missmash of hip forward looking Shillong. What they refused to hear was the radically subversive way in which these ‘deluded’ villagers immediately read the UID scheme as the one announced in Revelation 13:16-17 of the Bible:
16. And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,
17. and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name
This metaphysical suspicion of the state to deny and thus control the sovereignty of the individual via various marking schemes is not too far off from the secular critique which bases itself around the idea of the Right to privacy and civil liberties.
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