"Aadhar linkage is also illegal in the light of the fact that there is no legal basis for Aadhar identification," the party said in a statement.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist also expressed serious concern over the number of gang rapes against women in West Bengal.

"This has been exemplified by the horrific double gang rape of a 16-year-old girl and her subsequent murder. West Bengal has registered the highest number of crimes against women in India in 2011-12.

It condemned the "callous attitude" and the failure of the Trinamool Congress government to take swift action against the culprits and
effective steps to curb such crimes against women.

(Agencies)

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