SC rejects PIL on EVMs manipulation

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New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) alleging susceptibility of electronic voting machines (EVM) to manipulation.

India is using the electronic voting machine from the last five years for the elections of Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

A Bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan declined to hear the PIL, filed by V. V. Rao, of Jana Chaitanya Vedika. The Bench asked the petitioner to make a representation before the Election Commission of India in connection with the matter.

Rao, himself an engineer argued in the petition that, several experts and election watch groups have found that the EVM could be manipulated. Rao also claimed that his organization analysed the results in several constituencies, which indicate that there is something drastically wrong with the EVMs.

The existing EVMs are vulnerable and should not be used for any elections till the time the machines are made tamper proof, Rao said in the petition.

Earlier, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha L.K. Advani also raised doubts about the functioning of the EVMs, and also demanded to reintroduction of ballet papers for elections.

The Election Commission of India rejected all such allegation claiming that all EVMs are protected against tampering. (ANI)

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