It looks like several groups campaigning against the biometric identity card have gained momentum recently. This is a positive thing. In-line with the protest, this Wednesday 23rd July 2014, folks from Lalit are going to the ID Conversion Centre at Registrar General, Emmanuel Anquetil Building, Sir S. Ramgoolam Street, Port-Louis.
The is a peaceful action whereby people will queue to register for a new identity card without giving their fingerprints as the law states that biometric data can be collected only after proper consent is obtained from the person. As far as I know, even those who have got their new ID haven’t specifically given such a consent.
I need to remind you folks that currently three court cases are lodged against the Government in the context of MNIC (Mauritius National Identity Card).
Lalit logo taken from Lalit Mauritius website.