Ummid Assistant launches free MBA application form

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Swamy's plea on voting machines disposed of

Tuesday January 17, 2012 12:41:14 PM, IANS

Related Articles

Order reserved on Swamy's plea on voting machines

The Delhi High Court Tuesday reserved its order on a plea filed by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were not tamper-free and needed rectification to ensure free and  »

Plea questioning reliability of voting machines dismissed

Nothing to do with Gujarat civic polls EVMs, says EC

EVM's reliability challenged in Gujarat court

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday disposed of a plea of Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were not tamper-free and needed rectification to ensure fair elections.

A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri, however, appreciated the suggestion made. The court said it cannot give any direction to the Election Commission for using the ballot paper system instead of EVMs to avoid tampering at the time of polls.

The Janata Party chief had submitted that either paper printouts should be incorporated in the EVMs or the Election Commission should return to the ballot paper system to avoid tampering.

"The Election Commission should at least provide paper receipts of the votes cast for the voter to verify," Swamy had said before the division bench of Sikri and Justice R.S. Endlaw.

"This move would ensure that a vote cast is secured and the election is not rigged," he said.

Swamy contended that in the poll process, transparency had to be given priority over efficiency.

He had explained that EVMs' database was controlled by a computer chip and it was not tamper-proof. He had also cited examples of technologically advanced European nations which don't use EVMs for the same reason.




Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS






Top Stories

'Islamic Finance in India can attract investments from Middle East'

Taking advantage of the situation arising out of the economic crisis in Eurozone and countries like United States, India should adopt the Islamic Finance System to pump-in investments from the Middle East. This interest-free and more inclusive system will in turn speed-up the financial inclusion of the Indian Muslims, an expert  »

Islamic Banking: Developed by Indians, flourishing in other countries

Islamic Finance: Separating myth from reality


  Most Read

Babri Masjid Demolition: Advani, others oppose CBI plea

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani and his colleagues accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case have told the Supreme Court that a CBI plea that challenged the quashing  »

China rejects rivalry, hold talks with India on border mechanism

Indian and Chinese officials Monday held talks to flesh out a border mechanism and to resolve their decades-old boundary dispute, with Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo rejecting rivalry and predicting "a golden period" for India-China relations in days ahead. Dai and India's National Security  »


  News Pick

Three years of NIA: Only one terror case solved

It was formed three years ago and is working on 35 terror cases at the moment. But with only one incident solved so far, India's premier anti-terror probe body National Investigation Agency (NIA) has very little to boast of, say  »

130 Indians saved from Italian shipwreck, control room set up

India has set up a control room in both New Delhi and in its mission in Italy to help families find out about their relatives who were aboard a luxury liner which ran aground off the Tuscan coast in Italy. At least 130 Indians were aboard  »

Gilani offers to quit after apex court contempt notice

Pakistan slipped into further uncertainty Monday as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani offered  »

Pakistan's apex court issues Gilani contempt notice


Picture of the Day

Dr Shariq Nisar, Director of Research and Operations of India’s premier shariah advisory firm TASIS and one of the senior most professionals of Islamic Finance in India, was in Malegaon on Sunday to address a seminar on "Prospects of Islamic Finance in India".




RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.