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This Man Is Being Spammed By Concerned Citizens On Twitter Because His Handle Is @Aadhaar

"Are you going to leak all my private data to the public?"

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For months, the Aadhaar Card has been at the centre of a huge controversy in India, with strong arguments being made against its hasty implementation.

There have been various concerns voiced against the system, including privacy concerns and the data being used for surveillance of citizens.
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There have been various concerns voiced against the system, including privacy concerns and the data being used for surveillance of citizens.

People have been coping with the news in many ways, including making memes.

Another way people have been voicing their concerns is to complain on Twitter by tagging the handle @Aadhaar.

However, the handle @Aadhaar belongs to a 28-year-old Gurgaon-based Indigo pilot Aadhaar Sharma.

Aadhaar Sharma

On March 31, he finally got fed up of the dozens of tweets mentioning him every day, and the multiple attempts made to hack into his account.

Unfortunately, now that people have realised his ordeal, they've started tweeting to him to have a laugh at his expense.

However, over time, Sharma has become witty with his responses too.

Eventually, even the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), which handles the Aadhaar card programme, had to tweet begging people to not spam him.

"I have had this account for years now and the spamming and attempts to hack increased only in the last week and a half or so. So, I had to tweet about it," Sharma told BuzzFeed.

While he didn't think it would get him as much attention that he did, he doesn't mind it much. "Now there's just a lot of pressure to be witty even though I have only 50 followers. My family is having a good laugh at my expense. So, it's just a joke now," he added.
Twitter: @Aadhaar

While he didn't think it would get him as much attention that he did, he doesn't mind it much. "Now there's just a lot of pressure to be witty even though I have only 50 followers. My family is having a good laugh at my expense. So, it's just a joke now," he added.

And yes, he does have an Aadhaar card.

Contact Sonia Mariam Thomas at Sonia.thomas@buzzfeed.com.

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