Update 22 Jan 2016 : Deadline for the new biometric Identity Card has been extended till 31 March 2016… It has been announced that 2500 persons haven’t registered for the new card yet. It is important to note that the case is going to be handled at the Privy Council level.
If you had asked me my point of view on the new national identity card 30 minutes earlier, I would have a completely different stand as compared to now. I even participated in various discussions among friends and shared my views on Clever Dodo and Knowledge7 but this YouTube video published by Lalit Mauritius presents a completely different thing which I would call as the (dark) side of the
coin new identity card.
Watch it first…
As you just saw, Lalit Mauritius said it all. I feel that I don’t need to add anything more to it.
The new card
With the distribution process which started today and the complaint / case lodged in court, things will definitely be moving fast hopefully. If you wish to learn more about the OFFICIAL use and benefits of the new ID card with the electronic chip, head over to this web site.
Spreading the word
After watching the above video, I was totally speechless. I never saw the new ID card in this way. I knew that there was going to have a whole load of data collected but Lalit Mauritius clearly goes beyond the official published benefits of having this detailed database of the population.
And then, I asked myself – Why is it only now that I’m realizing this? Definitely, I did not expect the national propaganda television company to broadcast this video or other reports but how about the rest of the media? And the other political parties who are always so keen to expose the bad deeds and moves of the government?
On a side note, did you know that tourists and most importantly, foreigners working in Mauritius do not have the driving license counterpart? Hence, they do not lose any fucking points on their DLC nor risk the suspension of their permit.
I do not know about you but I have definitely stepped on the other side now. You are free to join me and share this video (or my blog post) to your friends, family and even enemies.
So, where are the petitions that I have to sign?
- Sign the petition here: