Bar on criticising EVMs: SC stays order
Politicians can now criticise the Election Commission of India on the issue of EVMs. The Supreme Court has stayed an order of the Uttarakhand High Court that barred politicians from criticising the Election Commission of India.
The Uttarakhand HC had barred all political parties, non-government organisations and individuals from "criticising the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the recently conducted elections of state assemblies", in larger public interest.
The order was passed on a petition challenging efficacy of EVMs. While refusing to grant a stay in the matter, the High Court in larger stakeholders from crossing the line, especially when the Election Commission is dealing with the matter.