UIDAI Withdraws Press Release Which Cautioned Against Sharing Photocopies Of Aadhaar

The central government on Sunday withdrew its May 27 advisory in which it had asked citizens to share only masked versions of their Aadhaar cards with organisations in order to prevent its misuse.

The Centre said that the Bengaluru Regional Office of UIDAI had issued the earlier advisory in the context of an attempt to misuse a photoshopped Aadhaar card. The release had advised the people not to share photocopies of their Aadhaar with any organization because they can be misused.