Are they like swipe cards to track entry and exit to the mosque? From birth until death, every major and many minor life events are recorded in the system. Then, the cards were paper documents and the Bohras had just tapped into the internet, as Blank noted, “to unite members of their far flung denominations into a worldwide cyber congregation”. Both the database and the cards are controlled by the dawat, a centralised clergy based in Mumbai. To start with, we present: To get a clearer picture of what unwanted mass surveillance could look like, we need to look only as far as the small Dawoodi Bohra sect of Shia Islam, and the electronic identity cards it has made mandatory for its followers.
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Bohra muslims fear big brother is watching
Bohra ejqmaat smart card system shows us what a post-Aadhaar world could look like No school for 10 days; Muharram prayers are a must, says Syedna Swipe cards, SMS reminders ensure Bohras attend Muharram sermons Bohra muslims fear big brother is watching Today, BohriLeaks will show Bohras that not only is the data not protected or safe, but that it is accessible over the world wide web without any physical access to the ITS servers required.
Last year during the Ashara sermons, great efforts were made to fully document who attended, and more importantly who did not attend, so that ejaamat actions could be taken against such individuals.
The managers of the London jamaat and ITS admins should also be held responsible for this breach. He lives in Mumbai, but pays religious taxes in his ancestral town in Gujarat. On euamaat more local level, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has issued edicts that at religious occasions, his followers must scan their RFID ITS cards when entering the mosque or place of worship so that a central database can be created of who attends which events.
BohriLeaks takes no pleasure in releasing this data, and we wish that it was not available to the public in the first place. This year is no different.
We take this drastic step of releasing this data to force the Kothar into admitting that they have mishandled the personal data of Bohras and in doing so betrayed their trust.
When filling out jamaat forms, refuse to provide your ITS number and avoid linking yourself ifs this insecure global database.
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Trust these for a comfortable waxing session BP machine: A new feature has been introduced into the ITS App for smartphones, so that users can “self scan” themselves in, provided that they are near broadxast correct location. Today, BohriLeaks will show Bohras that not only is the data not protected or safe, but that it is accessible over the world wide web without any physical access to the ITS servers required. Handing over such data to private, commercial parties poses even greater threats to privacy.
Edicts have been sent to all Bohra centres worldwide taking this attendance categorisation one step ejamaa, exhorting that Bohras must be categorised daily into three groups.
The use of newer, more powerful technology has created ripples of anxiety within the community. To get an idea of how serious this breach was, and to inform the Singapore community what data was compromised, we reproduce it below:. Then, the cards were paper documents and the Bohras had just tapped into broavcast internet, as Blank noted, “to unite members of their far flung denominations into a worldwide cyber congregation”.
Around half of them live in India. A month after the Lok Sabha hurriedly passed the Aadhaar Bill, the debate over privacy and surveillance related to the gathering of biometric data by the Unique Identification Authority continues.
But Americans themselves barely noticed it Hyderabad: The Bill, notified as a law on March 28, allows the government to collect and centralise biometric data of its citizens, and assign each individual with a unique digit identification number. The ejamaat card is an electronic encapsulation of this information — a broadcadt of identity card.
From birth until death, every major and many ejamawt life events are recorded in the system.
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Mar 6, The only time Abeeda Khokhawala used her previous card was to attend a Muharrum gathering in Marol masjid in Mumbai. Rasheeda, a doctoral student in a university in America recently received an email with a litany of instructions on how she should get herself photographed: Bajrang Dal asks garba, dandiya organisers to use Aadhaar checks to keep non-Hindus out Rajasthan: Easy-to-use digital blood pressure monitors Amazon sale: Like the E-jamaat card, Bohras are told to scan their ITS cards every time they enter a mosque, community hall or musafir khana pilgrim guest house anywhere in the world.
The next time I go to pray in a mosque in Mumbai, they could track me down using this new technology, and confront me for evading tax”. After our last data release the Dawat administration brushed us off saying that our data was years old and that the database was now secured to high standards.
This makes her brother baulk. Whenever Bohras follow Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin on his travels, the ITS database is the backbone of organisation and allocation of resources to Bohras.