Shimla, Jan 8: Jourlists here staged a demonstration on Monday to protest against the UIDAI’s decision to register a case against The Tribune newspaper and one of its reporters for exposing illegal data leak of Aadhaar details.The protest was organised on behalf of the Press Club of Shimla.
Jourlists in Shimla protest FIR against Tribune reporter
Later, its President Dhanjay Sharma called on Governor Acharya Devvrat and submitted a memorandum, which termed as unfair, unjustified and a direct attack on the freedom of the press, the registration of a case by Delhi Police against the reporter for publishing news regarding breach of secrecy of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) scheme.It said the action of the UIDAI was uncalled for and the jourlists would fight it out. After a January 3 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 (UID AI) registered an FIR against the newspaper and reporter Rach Khaira. (IANS)