In order to verify your name and address, people are issued Aadhaar in India. This is a 12 digit number and is unique in nature. The government established UIDAI in 2009 to run, control, and monitor the whole process of Aadhaar enrollment. Aadhar enrollment centers work under the umbrella of the UIDAI to register as many residents as possible. Within quite a short period of time, a big percentage of India’s population has been enrolled with the UIDAI system. In order to qualify as an Aadhaar applicant, one has to be in India for a minimum of 182 days in a year.
NRI (Non-resident Indian) cannot obtain Aadhaar as they do not fall within the definition of residents as per law. You can get your Aadhaar card simply by paying a visit to your nearest Aadhar enrollment center. Supporting documents are very crucial if you want your Aadhaar application to be accepted without any issues. It will take around 90 days from the date of application to get your Aadhaar card at your registered address. There are no fees involved in the enrollment process. You can get registered with the UIDAI without paying any dime. At the time of Aadhar enrollment, Aadhar center staff will take your biometric and demographic details. The name, date of birth, address of the resident is called demographic data.
The importance of identity documents cannot be ignored. These documents can help you in circumstances where you find yourself in hot waters. The same is the story that happened in Mazgaon where law and enforcement agencies arrested 30 years old man. He was arrested on charges of illegal immigration to India from Bangladesh. This man was convicted around 5 years ago when he was working in the shop located in Dongri.
For a complete five years, this man named Ramjan Sheikh remained in police custody and various investigations were launched against him. Police tried to prove this man as an illegal immigrant from Bangladesh. But luckily, the accused got relaxation from the court when the court reviewed his documents such as Aadhaar and birth certificate. The court declared the person as a citizen of India and ordered the release of Ramjan Sheikh from police custody. The court also wrote in the decision that Aadhaar, Pan, driving license, and Ration card are not reliable proof of citizenship. What matters most is the birth certificate, passport, and domicile certificates. These are sufficient documents to believe that the person is a valid resident of the country.
In order to maintain the law and order situation in the country, there is strict action being carried out throughout the country. In this regard, illegal immigrants of Rohingya and Bangladesh are under the target of the security agencies. But before doing any sort of action against any person, security agencies should do well research so that the dignity and respect of that person could be retained.