How to protect yourself from coercive Aadhaar-Voter ID linking

Is linking of your Voter ID with Aadhaar mandatory? NO! However, actions by government officials have caused confusion which has resulted in people being afraid about losing their voting rights. In this post, we unravel the quagmire surrounding this issue and provide you with an easy solution for the next time that an election official comes knocking on your door.

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Is there anything we can do if we have already linked it?

My local BLO said that if you’re not willing to link the Aadhar with voter id. Then there’s an option in their app to opt out from linking.

But, in kerala the Aadhar-Voter id linking is also happening through the Kudumbashree Units they collect the Aadhar and voter id details in their meetings.