“Not a resident of India. Not eligible to enroll for Aadhaar.” This is how the official Twitter handle of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) responded when asked for its take on issuing an Aadhaar card to ‘Raavan’.
“The Aadhaar Twitter handle (@UIDAI) wished its followers a ‘Happy Vijayadashami’ with an illustration of arrows piercing through Raavan, the demon-king of Lanka from the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana,” Indian Express reported.
However, in a sarcastic reply, a Twitter user who goes by the handle name #DestroytheAadhaar ,asked: “Sir how many Aadhaar can Ravan get? 10 faces * 10 iris pairs = 100 at least?”
The @UIDAI, keeping a straight face, said Raavan was not eligible for Aaadhar as he was not an Indian resident.
“Not a resident of India. Not eligible to enroll for Aadhaar,” it replied, leaving Twitter users in splits.