Watch this hilarious parody on Aadhar linking, which is going viral.

How I met your mAadhaar Comedian Jose Covacos video will leave you in splitsScreenshot
Social Social media Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 15:36

Social media comic José Covaco, and stand-up comedian Cyril Dabs started a laugh riot on Twitter with their video, which is a parody on the Aadhaar issue.

Captioned “How I met your M(aadhaar)” (the official mobile app is called m(Aadhaar) the clip hilariously depicts how the government is holding citizens at a virtual gunpoint, to get them to link their Aadhaar with their bank accounts.

The 1.39-minute video shows Covaco cordially holding a man at gunpoint and offering to help him get an Aadhaar card. Linking driver’s license, mobile numbers and bank accounts to Aadhaar and security concerns are also hinted at cleverly, guaranteeing to leave you in splits. The duo also takes a dig at the safety and security aspect of linking accounts with Aadhaar towards the end of the video.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here:

Published on December 31, the video has already notched up over 40,000 views and over 1.4k retweets on Twitter.

The Aadhaar storm has been blowing for a while now with every new announcement by the government leading to fresh rows. Following heavy criticism, the Supreme court decided to hear cases assailing the mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts, PAN cards and mobile numbers. The government also decided to push the deadline for all Aadhaar related linking to March 31, 2018. Initially, the deadline to link the twelve digit unique identification number to bank accounts and PAN card was December 31, 2017 and February 6,  2018, for mobile numbers.

However, there will be no permanent relief from the Aadhaar issue as the Supreme Court’s five-judge constitution bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra ordered that existing Aadhaar holders will have to furnish their details to open new bank accounts.

The deadline was mainly extended for non-Aadhaar holders who can open new accounts by providing proof of having applied for an Aadhaar card by submitting their number or application form.