Speaking to ANI, a victim said the machine cannot trace their thumb impression because of wrinkles on their fingers.
"It would be good if I received help in some way. I do not have an Aadhaar card so, I am being deprived of facilities. I do not have documents and the machine cannot trace my fingerprints. I have no resources. This is the only place I can be. I am not receiving any pension," Veervati, the victim, said.
However, Bareilly's social-welfare officer, Ashok Dixit said there are many people who do not have any identity proof.
"If a person applies online for pension he will be asked for Aadhaar no. Free food and shelter is provided to such people. Aadhaar can be made only if we have their details," he added.
A recently filed affidavit by the Uttar Pradesh government in the Supreme Court stated that the state is fully committed to implementing provisions of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007 and is providing old age pension and implementing various welfare programmes for elderly citizens.
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