National Reporter Exposed Connection Between Congress And Tribune Reporter Who Breached Aadhar...

National Reporter Exposed Connection Between Congress And Tribune Reporter Who Breached Aadhar Security


National reporter Jagrati Shukla exposed the connection between Congress Party and Tribune reporter Harish Khare who breached Aadhar Security.

Jagrati Shukla is a familiar face on twitter known for her controversial tweets. She is infamous for openly shaming leftist ideology and defending right-wing section, for which, she is usually referred as a right-wing apologist. Off late, she is in news for her insensitive remarks on Gauri Lankesh, a senior journalist who was murdered by four assailants in Bengalaru.

Ms. Shukla is an anchor with the Hindu News channel ‘JK24X7 News’ where she is seen anchoring the show ‘News Room Live’. The channel was launched in November 2016 by RK Arora an ex Executive Director and CEO of ZMCL (Zee Media Corporation Limited. Jagrati is seen daily on the channel at 3 pm with ‘3pm News’.

Jagrati Shukla wrote:

Earlier she said:

After doing further reaserch about the reporter Harish Khare it was found that Harish Khare was the media advisor in the Manmohan Singh Government.

Harish Khare is a former Media Advisor of the Indian Prime Minister who remained in Prime Minister’s Office from June 2009 to January 2012. On January 19, 2012 he resigned from his post. Harish Khare has worked as Resident Editor and chief of bureau with The Hindu in New Delhi, India. On November 14, 2012, he was awarded the Jawarharlal Nehru Fellowship for his project “Governing India in the 21st Century: Reinventing Nehruvian Executive Leadership Mode.” He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group of Publications since June 1, 2015.

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Earlier, A police case has been filed against The Tribune journalist who exposed how people could illegally access demographic data of individuals from UIDAI, the authority that issues Aadhaar numbers. The complaint, which also names people who sold unauthorised access details to the journalist, was filed within days of the news report.

The report had renewed privacy concerns around the world’s largest database of biometric details of a 1.19 billion residents in India.

The Editor’s Guild of India has condemned the police case against the journalist, Rachna Khaira.

“It is clearly meant to browbeat a journalist whose investigation on the matter was of great public interest. It is unfair, unjustified and a direct attack on the freedom of the press,” it said in a statement.

“Instead of penalising the reporter, UIDAI should have ordered a thorough internal investigation into the alleged breach and made its findings public,” the top editors’ body said, demanding that the cases be withdrawn.

The newspaper, The Tribune, had reported that it received an offer to buy access into the Aadhaar database for Rs. 500, and that its journalist was given login details to access the data. The journalist tried to key in an individual’s Aadhaar number and was able to see the demographic details of the person concerned, the newspaper had claimed.

The newspaper which had reported on misuse of the facility, The Tribune, confirmed on its website on Sunday that a police case had been filed.

The Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, had denied that there had been a breach of its biometric database but conceded the facility to access demographic details of individuals provided to designated persons to redress grievances had been misused. It also stressed that biometric details – fingerprints of the enrolled individuals and their Iris scan – had not been accessed.

A source said the UIDAI had filed the case because unauthorized access was a criminal offence under the law. “Everything else is matter of investigation,” he added.

In a letter to the newspaper yesterday, the UIDAI had also asked the reporter to clarify if it had been able to access the fingerprints or Iris scan of any resident and the number of Aadhaar numbers it had crossed-checked.

The UIDAI statement also underlined that the biometric database was “fully safe and secure with highest encryption”.

COMMENTSAccording to the authority, sensitive Aadhaar information was protected by strong cryptography that UIDAI officials say would take “millions of computers and billions of years to decrypt the data”.

The demographic details of individuals are not really confidential information, the source said. It was also pointed out that electoral rolls, which contain similar demographic information, were already in public domain.