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SC declines to hear PIL on EVM functioning

Source: PTI
July 27, 2009 12:40 IST
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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a Public Interest Litigation, questioning the functioning of Electronic Voting Machines and seeking a direction to the Election Commission to withhold using them till the machines are made tamper proof.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan while declining to hear the PIL, directed the petitioner, V V Rao, to make a representation before the Election Commission in connection with the matter.

Was Election 2009 rigged?

Rao, in his petition, said several experts and election watch groups have claimed that EVMs could be manipulated. They have analysed electronics results of several constituencies and indicated that there is something drastically wrong with the EVMs, it said.

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

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