PIL in HC seeking stay on EVM hackathon, court to deliver judgment today

The court has observed that EVM hacking is unconstitutional.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2017 5:32 pm
EVM hackathon, EVM hacking challenge, Election Commission, EVM tampering, EVM challenge The PIL was filed in view of political parties challenging the Election Commission to a hackathon to provide proof to their claims that the voting machines are rigged to favour a single party.

A PIL has been filed in the Uttarakhand High Court seeking a stay on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) hacking challenge organised by the Election Commission scheduled for Saturday, June 3. The implication of the court’s observations wasn’t immediately clear. A judgment is expected later this evening.

The PIL was filed in view of political parties challenging the Election Commission to a hackathon to provide proof to their claims that the voting machines are rigged to favour a single party. Seeing the BJP’s unprecedented victories across polls in the country, parties such as the NCP and the CPI (M) had planned to participate in the EC’s open hacking challenge while the AAP, who had earlier been at the forefront of the protest against EVMs, pulled out of the challenge alleging unfair rules. Responding to AAP’s allegations, the poll watchdog had clarified last week in a statement it had never made a ‘promise’ or announced anything about a ‘no-holds barred Hackathon’ when it had announced the EVM hacking challenge.

In April this year, at least 16 parties had approached the EC demanding elections be held using ballot papers until their concerns are fully addressed. They told the poll panel that the trust deficit among parties in the electronic devices is “too deep seated and pervasive”.

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    Subspan Raman
    Jun 2, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    The trust deficit is between the 16 opposition parties and the voters
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      kiran patil
      Jun 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm
      ha ha ha ha ha Criminal Sanghis Exposed - their fate sealed in EVM by UK HC - people waiting to chase and stone them on roads -
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        Mathura
        Jun 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm
        Till exposure every cheat pleads he has done every thing as per rules. Absolute Power corrupts absolutely.
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        vs
        Jun 2, 2017 at 7:11 pm
        How come most of the comments in this paper are anti BJP?Entire country is rooting for Modiji and you jokers in IE is trying to put down Modiji.People will not keep quite for long,please keep in mind.
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          as
          Jun 2, 2017 at 7:29 pm
          give proof of entire country is rooting for modi.....otherwise pfufff off...loser.
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            raghunathan
            Jun 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm
            modiraj ka kamal vote padey s-a-u ye ( EVM ) ha-z-zar k-a-r g-a-y-i
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            mohan paranjpe
            Jun 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm
            because 99 percent indians came to know you peoples thuggary and EVM rigging by feku and gang
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              Subspan Raman
              Jun 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm
              Is that why BJP keeps winning? The voters are smarter than you Mohan.
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                Mohan Paranjpe
                Jun 2, 2017 at 7:59 pm
                @ subspan raman - बिना EVM की वोटिंग में गुजरात APMC में बीजेपी को नहीं मिली एक भी सीट. It has now become even more believable that BJP indeed did EVM tempering in the recent elections where they won by high margins. It is because, even in the home state of PM Modi i.e. Gujarat, BJP could not manage to win even a single seat in APMC elections. The voting was carried out using ballot papers instead of EVMs.
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                raghunathan
                Jun 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm
                safron terrorist spotted threatening indian citizens and IE journos - he may barge into IE office and attack journos -
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                  Tushar
                  Jun 2, 2017 at 8:58 pm
                  Vs found with false propo as ....phewww ..these are all old tactics vs ... What's VS ..actually VS Achu mama ? Man most of the people are scared to comment infact and other papers u see where there are more modi supporting comments are pro BJP media's
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                  gautam saha
                  Jun 2, 2017 at 6:48 pm
                  This is a new trick found by losers...nothing more, nothing less...
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                    maruti kasat
                    Jun 2, 2017 at 7:01 pm
                    @ Gautam why are so afraid by ballot - if you have real mandate you will surely win elections may be EVM or ballot how does it matter - it is like a entrance exam - if paper leaked - re-exam is ordered by courts - and 90 of real toppers retain their ranks - you are tremb you wont win 10 percent seats by ballot as of you have win now - be ready for jail term
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                      BlahBlah
                      Jun 2, 2017 at 7:40 pm
                      you are so ignorant Maruti that it doesn't make sense to respond you but I will goa head. You dumb ballot papers were phased out because there was ballot stuffing. it is much easier to stuff ballot then to manipulate the machines. Ask Lalu and Digg Raja they will tell you how. When the w world is moving toward automation dimwits like you are bent on going back to ancient those like those cow vigilantes . Yes I don't support BJP on all front.
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                        Tushar
                        Jun 2, 2017 at 9:04 pm
                        Mr Blah Blah u proved u re not enough informed.even to comment here dude..when world.is moving towards automated stuff..... There u are all developed countries ..ditched the EVM system and are back to old ballot method .is it that the are not aware of automated or U are more advanced than them ..... Ignorant blah blah name.suits u well
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                      Ram Babu
                      Jun 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm
                      It is ludicrous that courts just admit all sorts of PILs , right on the last moment of event to take place , throwing all in bewilderment . Courts should realize the gravity of public orders , and not act as an ' adversary ' of authority of Govt. or Ins utions !
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                        dinesh yadav
                        Jun 2, 2017 at 6:36 pm
                        wow ram babu - whatever comes in u r and u r sanghs way is anti national ludicrous , traitor , regressive , - to gain profit ram babus will sell their mothers also and call them ludicrous and burden - u rascal @ ram babu - judiciary is independent pillar of democracy , and courts need not to learn from a sanghi stooge like u - u can be arrested for obstructing justice delivery - get lost ram babu with black face
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                          BlahBlah
                          Jun 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm
                          These dumb s Dinesh and Shalinin dn't even realize that what the PIL is for. It is to prevent the EC organized hackathon terming it as uncons utional. If nothing it is positive for BJP....no wonder with members like these AAP is losing.
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                          shalini sharma
                          Jun 2, 2017 at 6:41 pm
                          dear ram babu - satyameva jayate - allow due process of law and let truth come out and prevail - your rant suggesting you have surely tampered EVMs and now afraid of getting exposed
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                          cool indian
                          Jun 2, 2017 at 6:02 pm
                          why court accepted pe ion - becoz it found merits why court seized and sealed EVM of 9 con uencies - becoz it found tampering prima facie and knew that BJP RSS will go to any extent to rectify nullify tampering or delete all data from all 9 con uencies EVM what RSS BJP will do next after getting exposed 1 - transfer of judge 2 - death threats to judges as in case of rohini salian public prosecutor 3- arrange SC judges and take matter to SC and get verdict reversed against Uttarakand HC 4- communal riots throughout india for distraction
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