I was sitting here this morning in our housing society and we were actually welcoming the local Aam Aadmi candidate with a feast of chole bhature, gulab jamun and poha, and I’m not kidding. I can’t make the stuff up. I turned to my right and I saw that new security cameras had been installed here. I went up and inspected them and I found out they’re from the Delhi government. The Aam Aadmi party has installed 16 security cameras around our private housing complex. Our housing complex has security guards. It has a huge wall of barbed wire around it and we have our own private CCTV system. So, why does the government need to put 16 CCTV cameras on our private property and watch us. They’ve even installed these cameras on the temple, outside the temple. Can you do that? Can you just go out to a temple and bolt cameras onto it like that? That’s just wrong. And that’s when I found out that the Delhi government has been installing three hundred thousand of these security cameras all around Delhi in public but also in people’s private residences. Outside and public I get it, right? We need more security cameras out there watching people on the streets. But inside this private housing society with no crime and our own CCTV and our own security and our own wall, there’s no crime here. There’s no reason for these 16 cameras to be in here and the benefit of having our own CCTV system in this society is that only we have access to it. Of course, we give the footage to the police if something happens, right but nothing ever happens here. This is a private community. And so the risk with having all these government security cameras in near all 16 of them is that the PWD, a public works department has access to these cameras now, the police have access to these cameras and of course the intelligent agencies have access to these cameras. And do you think they’ll be misused? This is India. Of course, they will be misused. How can you install these private spy cameras? Sorry, these government spy cameras inside a private housing colony like this when we already have so much security here. There’s no crime. It makes no sense in it. Simply waste of money. I know low people will say Karl if you’re not doing anything wrong, you don’t have to worry about it, but I have to worry about it you know. As a public figure as somebody who makes a lot of enemies. The government can easily track me now. If someone doesn’t like me in the government and they want to take me down they can literally follow me from my doorstep and the second I step out of us outside of the housing complex and get into my car. They know I’m there and they know where I’m going. Anywhere I move inside this private housing complex they know my location absolutely. And now so the police had access to these cameras, too and as you know, there’s often a nexus between criminals and police, is a lot of corruption there. So if a bad guy wants to you know find out when I’m leaving the premises, when I’m leaving their housing society you can just wait outside the gate for me, right. The police can tell them my patterns, my movement patterns and tell them on the day exactly the time I’m gonna leave, you know. It’s just so so risky and mark my words all these security cameras being installed around Delhi especially in private residences, they will be used for corrupt purposes. That is just a way it’s, it’s gonna happen. I absolutely guarantee you. So that’s the risk for someone like me, right? I value my privacy and I have to because I get threats against my life. And it’s not that hard to find a friendly cop and you know plug into these these CCTV cameras. And then you don’t know what the security around them is you don’t know everybody who has access to them. It’s, it’s just a bad thing and you know the Indian Constitution it guarantees us a right to privacy. And installing government spy cameras inside a house, a private housing complex that is going against the Constitution. I’m so sure of it. And then what about when they decide to install facial recognition software on these camera systems. And then they decide to like rate us according to our behavior out in public or in the society. This is already happening in China. They have a rating system for their residents and the government knows the location of everybody in China for these this massive mesh of security cameras that they have installed. It’s become a surveillance state. I don’t think that we ever happen in India, though. You know India is quite liberal, and it’s not a dictatorship right? So I don’t think that’ll happen but it’s just a scary thought. I mean the thought of the Intelligence Agency and the police and the bad guys being able to access where I am and when I leave and all that kind of data on me through these security cameras that that’s scary. Enough for me, right? So I’m not happy about this privacy invasion, you know. If you guys have these cameras in your housing societies, you are being watched, your every move is being recorded, okay. And I know the Aam Aadmi party says this is to stop crime crime against women. What crime? There’s no crime in this little private housing society. And how is it gonna stop crime anyway? If someone decides to come here and lynch me, it’s not gonna do anything. The Delhi police are gonna have a video of me being lynched in here, wow great. We already had that on that private security camera, but I guess that means they can leak it even quicker now. Yeah, it’ll stop people doing stuff perhaps. it’ll, it’ll scare criminals away, but we’re already had security in private CCTV here anyway, so criminals aren’t coming here and doing anything because they know we already had that security. So now we just have these random government cameras here for what reason? Absolutely, no reason. They’re only here to spy on people and it’s a total waste of money because they’re unneeded in this particular housing society. What is the Aam Aadmi party doing here? Spying on the common men and wasting the common men’s money by installing these cameras. The worst places, there is better places, more places that we need these cameras all right. So, please common men use your brains. I like you guys. I support you guys but I don’t support this. You guys need to think of better placements for these security cameras. Why are you spying on the common men, on the common men? They need to be out on the streets looking for crime. There’s no crime happening here. We have security under control. Stop wasting people’s money.