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New digital IDs in Kashmir raise surveillance concerns
Published On 9 Feb 2023
As India undertakes a vast digitisation push across the country, the government is now planning to roll out new digital IDs in Indian-administered Kashmir. While authorities say the new database would improve access to social welfare benefits, many Muslim Kashmiris see it as an attempt to exert further control over their lives.
In this episode:
- Farhan Mujahid Chak (@fchak), chairperson of Kashmir Civitas, a Canadian NGO, and associate professor of political science and international relations at Qatar University
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Source: Al Jazeera