What can we do?
More debate on this issue http://thewire.in/2015/07/25/debating-the-dna-bill-the-government-responds-the-wire-replies-7188/
This is outrageous, what are they trying to do? Get data for ethnic cleansing?
In the UK we have had DNA profiling legislation for > 20 years. I guess there are some potentially valid law enforcement usecases - like when they catch the bad guy and prove the crime using DNA evidence.
I remain unconvinced however, that it's as accurate as they make out and that there have not been miscarriages of justice.
@praveenarimbrathod From the Indian Pirates perspective - why do we object to the legislation?
I don't have a position personally - because I don't yet know enough about it.
@vik privacy, it is not an isolated incident, there is a full throttle attack on privacy to make India a surveillance state. Aadhar, is another example and the govt even claims there is no fundamental right to privacy. See http://thewire.in/2015/07/28/sorry-mr-attorney-general-we-do-actually-have-a-constitutional-right-to-privacy-7398/
When all institution appointment processes are subverted (see FTII, NCHR appointments) this angle also needs to be considered and this bill does not address accountability issues as well.
@praveenarimbrathod OK - fair point. Over here we are already far down the road of surveillance state. I don't per se disagree with legislation for DNA evidence - but that legislation ought to be written with robust safeguards in place.