Big corporates illegally routing money abroad: CBI

The CBI has sent copies of the communication to the SIT on black money.

Written by Appu Esthose Suresh , Ritu Sarin | New Delhi | Updated: August 19, 2014 9:35 am
In the letter to Das, Sinha has asked that cases under the revenue department involving third party transfers be referred to the CBI. In the letter to Das, Sinha has asked that cases under the revenue department involving third party transfers be referred to the CBI.

In a second major intervention with the Finance Ministry this month, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has written to the Secretaries of Revenue and Banking to caution that big corporate houses are using front companies abroad to illegally re-route huge sums of money.

The CBI has sent copies of the communication to the SIT on black money.

As reported by The Indian Express, Sinha had on August 11 written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on “unfair practices” in the selection of CMDs of public sector banks, including Syndicate Bank, where an alleged bribe-for-loan scandal is under CBI investigation.

The ministry has now taken up the matter with the RBI. A committee headed by then RBI Governor D Subbarao had approved the recommendation on selection of the now tainted S K Jain for the top job at Syndicate Bank.

In separate letters written to Banking Secretary G S Sandhu and Revenue Secretary Shaktikant Das last week, the CBI chief has said that many corporate houses were indulging in “third party transfers” in violation of RBI guidelines. Sinha has flagged to Sandhu that banks too have been party to these illegal “third party transfers”, wherein billing is routed through an intermediary in a third location, which is frequently a tax haven.

In the letter to Das, Sinha has asked that cases under the revenue department involving third party transfers be referred to the CBI.

Sinha’s letters follow a preliminary enquiry registered by the CBI against the Adani group, which has been accused of overinvoicing to the tune of an estimated Rs 600 crore. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had earlier issued showcause notices to three Adani companies.

While the CBI director’s note does not name any corporate house, Sinha is believed to have informed the two Secretaries about a recent case — which he is learnt to have described as “the tip of the iceberg” — wherein hundreds of crores of rupees were found to have been similarly re-routed.

The CBI chief has asked the Revenue Secretary to submit to the agency all data available with agencies such as DRI and Customs, wherein corporate houses have been detected as having routed money using tax havens or front companies.

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    B.D.SINGH
    Aug 19, 2014 at 7:04 am
    And what the CBI is waiting for? It should find out proof against the offenders and prosecute them.
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    Catch me
    Aug 19, 2014 at 7:33 am
    R E L I A N C E !!
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    Jagatheesan Jagatheesan
    Aug 19, 2014 at 4:14 am
    1239 LESSON 19814 TUESDAY FREE ONLINE E-Nālanda Research and Practice UNIVERSITYPlease render correct translation in your own mother tongueMayawati declares former Congress leader Arvind Sharma to be BSP's CM candidate for HaryanaMayawati attacks BJP, SP over communal violenceDUBAKOR (FRAUD) EVMs ELECTS DUBAKOR GOVERNMENT OF BJP OF JUST 1% DUBAKOR CHITPAWAN CROOK's MILITANT STEALTH HINDUTVA RSS CULT HEADED BY A DROPOUT MOHAN BHAGAWATH BECAUSE OF THE ERROR OF JUDGEMENT OF CJI DUBAKORSADASIVAM ON REPLACING DUBAKOR EVMs IN PHASED MANNER AS SUGGESTED BY CEC DUBAKOR SAMPATH MURDERING DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY,FRATERNITY AND LIBERTY INSTEAD OF REPLACING ALL THE DUBAKOR EVMs UNTIL ANY ELECTIONIS CONDUCTED IN THIS COUNTRY FOR SARVAJAN HITHAYE SARVAJAN SUKHAYE i.e., FOR THE PEACE, WELFARE AND HAPPINESS OF ALL THE 99% OF THE SOCIETY.Now The Election Commission wants to use a new machine to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern. It proposes to buy 9,30,430 control units and 13,95,647 ballot units between financial year 2014-15 and 2018-19.1,42,631 EVMsprocured in 2000-01 will be phased out in 2015-16 and 1,25,681 procured in 2004-05 will be replaced in 2019-20, as per the proposal, whichmeans the CEC had conducted the current Lok Sabha elections with the existing Dubakor (fraud) EVMs which are temperable . Becauf the Rs.1600 crore cost to replace these Dubakor (fraud) EVMs Number one dubakor CEC Sampath requested CJI Dubakor Sadasivam to allow him to replace them in phases. CJI EVM SADHASIVAM, shirked its duty & committed a grave error of judgment byallowing in phased manner and dealt a fatal blow to the Country’s democracy. CJI did not order for ballot paper system would be broughtin. No such precautionary measure was decreed by the apex court. CJI did not order that till the time this newer set of about 1300000 votingmachines is manufactured in full & deplo totally.All the people in 80 democracies in the world who have simply done away with dubakorEVMs should not recognise dubakor Modi & his Government. Dubakor Narendra Modi full of hatred for non-brahmins and non-Baniyasintoxicated for power, violated all good Silas of not killing, lying, stealing. Dubakor Militant Stealth Cult chitpawan RSS is saying no reservation on the basis of castes means it is against Consution providing reservation for SC/STs. Dubakor RSS's Mr. Mohan Bagawath,a chitpawan brahmin and a dropout is not a Consutional expert to say that there should not be any caste based reservation. Since the NEED OF THE HOUR IS Electronic Virtual Movement for Replacing all EVMs (EVM4RAEVMs )to save Democracy, I attempted to E-File through - While trying to attach Driving Licence through Exception: String index out of range:And could not proceed further. Brought this to the notice of - all maintained by wim@nic also do not work. It often says "invalid characters found, Please Re-Enter"A correct procedure for E-Filing must be known to all procedures/ steps required to be takenfor E-Filing process ? Supreme Court initiatives for citizensvia e -Filing - e-Filing in Supreme Court of India. Supreme Court of India is also on the e-governance track and providing its services atdoorstep of the Indian citizens. In this regard, on October 2, 2006 Supreme Court started e-filing facility. It is a simple way of filing any casevia internet from his house. e-filing via internet does not require the help of advocate. This service can be utilized by any common man aswell as registered advocate. Anybody desiring to avail this service may log on to www.sc-efiling.nic/sc-efili... and sign up as a user.For sign up procedure please follow up these steps: First time users of Supreme Court’s E-filing have to register him/her through the ‘Sign Up’option.Through ‘e-FILING’ only Advocate-on Record’ and peioners-in-person can file cases in the Supreme Court of India Advocate optionis to be chosen if you are an ‘Advocate-on-Record’, otherwise choose ‘In-person' option in case you are peioner-in-person. For registeringfirst time personal details such as Address, contact details, E-mail Id etc., which are mandatory, need to be entered. For Advocate-on-record, his/her code (Advocate-on-record code) will be ‘Login-ID’, while ‘In-person’will create his/her Login-Id through ‘Sign Up’ option. Pwordneeds to be entered thereafter. Login Id and pword will be created once the mandatory requirements are filled properly. After successful login the ‘Disclaimer screen’ appears on the screen. Clicking of ‘I agree’ button on Disclaimer allows the user to proceed further, while‘I decline’ button sends the control back to the Login screen. After successful login, the user can file the case electronically. ‘New Case’option allows the user to file a new case ‘Modify’ option allows a user to carryout changes to the already e-filed case, provided the court feepayment option is not invoked. Defects ociated with the e-filed case will be e-mailed to the advocate/peioner by the Supreme Court Registry.For further istance, ‘Help’ option is available.Click here to file case online in Supreme Court of India:kohram/ten-reasons-f... - Reasons For Banning Dubakor Tamperable EVMs Electronic voting machines (EVMs) were introduced in a limited way in Indian elections in1982, and they have been in universal use since the general elections of 2004,when paper ballots were phased out completely.It is about time this country reformed its voting system to ensure that the electoral verdicts reflect the true will of the people of the country.1. The W World has Discarded Similar EVMs 2. Use of EVMs is Unconsutional andIllegal Too! 3. EVM Software Isn’t Safe4. Nor is The Hardware 5. EVMs are Sitting Ducks 6. “Insider” Fraud a Concern 7. Storage and Counting are Concerns 8. Vote of No Confidence 9. EC is Clueless on Technology 10. Trust Deficit1. The W World has DiscardedSimilar EVMs.The electronic voting machines used in this country's elections are internationally known as Direct Recording Electronic (DRE)voting machines which record votes directly in electronic memory. Similar voting machines have been banned in many countries such asGermany, the Netherlands, Irelands etc. and such machines are allowed in most states of the US only with a paper back up. Potential dangers of “vote fraud” and more importantly, lack of transparency and verifiability ociated with them prompted ban or restrictions of their use.Developed nations like the United Kingdom and France and advanced countries in our region like an and Singapore have so far stuck to voting on paper ballots, owing to their simplicity, verifiability and voter confidence in the system. India is an exception to thisinternational trend and we continue to use these voting machines long discarded by the world due to lack of awareness and appreciation ofthe lay public of the concerns.2. Use of EVMs is Unconsutional and Illegal Too! Indian EVMs may also be held unconsutional becausethey infringe upon the fundamental rights of the voters. In India, Right to vote is a legal right but how that vote should be exercised by a voter is his/ her individual expression covered by Article 19 (1) (a) of the Consution, which guarantees fundamental rights to thecitizens. In the 2002 case pertaining to disclosure of ets and the criminal background of candidates, the Supreme Court ruled that votershave a right to know the antecedents of the contesting candidates and this is fundamental and basic for survival of democracy. Accordingly,a voter has the right to know that his vote which he exercised as a part of freedom of expression has really gone in favour of the candidate whom he/she has chosen. This right, fundamental in nature, is absent in the electronic voting system. In the traditional paper ballot system,that fundamental right was preserve because a voter knew exactly how his/ her vote was recorded and Universal use of EVMs in Indian elections is illegal too! In 1984, the Supreme Court of India held that the use of electronic voting machines in elections was “illegal” as theRepresentation of People (RP) Act, 1951 did not permit use of voting machines in elections. Later, the R.P. Act was amended in 1989 incorporating Section 61A. However, the amendment says voting machines “may be adopted in such consuency or consuencies as theElection Commission may, having regard to the cirstances of each case, specify.” Violating the provisions of the R.P Act, the ElectionCommission has conducted 2004 and 2009 nationwide general elections only using electronic voting machines. Going by the 1984judgment of the Supreme Court, parliamentary elections of 2004 and 2009 may be held illegal.3. EVM Software Isn’t Safe. The electronicvoting machines are safe and secure only if the source code used in the EVMs is genuine. Shockingly, the EVM manufacturers, the BELand ECIL, have shared the ‘top secret’ EVM software program with two foreign companies, Microchip (USA) and Renesas (an) to copy it onto microcontrollers used in EVMs.This process could have been done securely in-house by the Indian Worse, when the foreigncompanies deliver microcontrollers fused with software code to the EVM manufacturers,the EVM manufacturers cannot “read back” their contents as they are either OTP-ROM or masked chips. Amusingly, the software given to foreign companies is not even madeavailable with the Election Commission, ostensibly for security reasons. With such ridiculous decisions, the Election Commission andthe public sector manufacturers have rendered security of the EVMs a mockery. Adopting an open standards policy by making thesoftware public and allowing parties to test the software installed in the EVMs would have offered better 4. Nor is The Hardware. The danger for EVM manitions is not just from its software. Even the hardware isn’t safe. Dr. Alex Halderman, professor ofcomputer science in the University of Michigan says, “EVMs used in the West require software attacks as they are sophisticated voting machines and their hardware cannot be replaced cheaply contrast, the Indian EVMs can easily be replaced either in part or asw units.” One crucial part that can be faked is microcontrollers used in the EVMs in which the software is copied. EVMmanufacturers have greatly facilitated fraud by using generic microcontrollers rather than more secure ASIC or FPGAmicrocontrollers. Not just only microcontrollers, mother boards (cards which contain microcontrollers) and entire EVMs can bereplaced. Neither the Election Commission nor the manufacturers have undertaken any hardware or software audit till date.As a result, such manition attempts would go undetected. To detect such fraud, the upgraded EVMs have a provision to interface with an Authentication Unit that would allow the manufacturers to verify whether the EVM being used in the electionis the same that they have supplied to the Election Commission. The EVM manufacturers developed an “Authentication Unit” engaging the services of SecureSpin, a Bangalore based software services firm. The Unit was developed and tested in 2006 but whenthe project was ready for implementation, the project was mysteriously shelved at the instance of the Election Commission. Severalquestions posed to the Election Commission for taking this decision went unanswered. 5. EVMs are Sitting Ducks. The IndianEVMs can be hacked both before and after elections to alter election results. Apart from maniting the EVM software andreplacing many hardware parts discussed above, discussions with knowledgeable sources revealed that our country's EVMscan be hacked in many ways. I mention just two of them below. Each EVM contains two EEPROMs inside the Control Unit inwhich the voting data is stored. They are completely unsecured and the data inside EEPROMs can be manited from anexternal source. It is very easy to read (data from) the EEPROMs and manite them. The second and the most deadly way tohack Indian EVMs is by inserting a chip with Trojan inside the display section of the Control unit. This requires access to theEVM for just two minutes and these replacement units can be made for a few hundred rupees. Byping completely all inbuiltsecurities, this chip would manite the results and give out “fixed” results on the EVM screen. The Election Commission iscompletely oblivious to such possibilities. A demonstration of these vulnerabilities is on the cards. 6. “Insider” Fraud a Concern.Personal accounts from some well placed political sources and experts say that there are some “insiders” demanding vast sums(Rs. 5 Crore for each embly consuency) to fix election results. Who are these insiders? Unlike in the traditional ballot systemwhere only the election officials were the “insiders”, electronic voting machine regime has spawned a long chain of insiders, all ofwhom are outside the ambit and control of the Election Commission of this country. There is every possibility that some of these“insiders” are involved in murky activities in fixing elections. The w world—except us in India–is alive to the dangers ofinsider fraud in elections. The “insiders” include the public sector manufacturers of India’s electronic voting machines namely, the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL), the foreign companies supplyingmicrocontrollers,private players (some of which are allegedly owned by some political leaders) for carrying out checking and maintenance of electronic voting machines during. 7. Storage and Counting are Concerns. The EVMs are stored at thedistrict headquarters or in a decentralized manner in different locations. Election Commission’s concern for EVM safetybecomes apparent only during elections, where as security experts say that voting machines must remain in a secureenvironment throughout their life cycle. There could be many malpractices ociated with electronic counting. “Everybody watches polling closely. Nobody watches counting as closely),” says Bev Harris, an American activist. OurElection Commission takes three months to conduct parliamentary elections but wants counting to be over in just threehours! In the rush to declare results and the winners, several serious lapses go unnoticed in the counting process. As a result,parties cannot give it the kind of attention that this activity deserves. Mive discrepancies between votes polled and countedin a large number of polling stations across the country raise serious concerns in this regard. 8. Vote of No Confidence.Thepolitical cl cutting across all sides of the divide has just one verdict: “we don’t trust the EVMs”. This vote of “no confidence”stems from the personal experiences of parties and leaders as well as the nature of results thrown up by the EVMs. Parties arelooking at EVMs with great suion and dread the prospect of EVMs “defeating”them.This mistrust in EVMs is not confinedto any single party and is all pervasive. Almost all mainstream political parties, including the BJP, Congress, left parties, regionalparties like the Telugu Desam party (TDP), AIADMK, Samajwadi party, Rastriya Lok Dal (RLD), Janata Dal (United) etc. have all expressed reservation about EVMs in the aftermath of 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Even the Congress party that decisively won the2009 general elections alleged that the EVMs have been manited in Orissa. Today, it is difficult to find parties that vouch for the continued use of EVMs in Indian elections. On the contrary, there is a flood of opposition to the EVMs from the political cl.9. EC is Clueless on Technology.The Election Commission has adopted the EVM technology about which it has practically no knowledge. As a result, it has little control over many aspects of the election process. None of the election commissioners, neitherthe present commissioners nor their predecessors, have proper understanding of the EVM technology. The only source of technicaerstanding for the Election Commission is a Committee of experts led by its chairman, Prof. P.Vdiresan. Even the ExpertCommittee seems very weak in its capacities and understanding. Alex Halderman, professor of computer science at the University of Michigan and an expert on the security of voting systems who was present in New Delhi for the launch of the book, Democracyat Risk, Can We Trust our EVMS? commented, “When I read the 2006 technical report prepared by the Expert Committee of the Election Commission. I scribbled on it that there was a cause for alarm and quickly decided to agree to come here.” That speaksvolumes for the quality and rigor of security testing done on the Country,s EVMs.10. Trust Deficit. Election Commission’s conduct in the wake of the serious reservations expressed by people has been unbecoming of a consutional body. It hasuttered many lies – our EVMs are “tamper proof”, they are “different” etc. etc. It has refused to provide any clarifications soughtto the peioners in the Supreme Court, despite a reference from the Supreme Court of India. It has taken several questionabledecisions for which it has refused to offer any explanations. For instance, it does not explain why old EVMs were used in Lok Sabha elections despite the recommendations of its own Expert Committee. It does not explain why as many as 4.48 Lakh newEVMs (which are more secure as per the Expert Committee) were not used in any Congress party or UPA ruled states? Why andwhere it had allowed use of state government owned EVMs? The non-transparent conduct of Election Commission in the use ofEVMs and the farce of an “enquiry” it has conducted following serious reservations on EVMs does not inspire confidence in its unbiased functioning. How EVM Works and how can changed it’s functionality Watch this video India's EVMs are Vulnerable to Fraud-Contrary to claims by our country,s election authorities, the paperless electronic voting systems used in India suffer from significant vulnerabilities. Even brief access to the machines could allow criminals to alterelection results. In this video, we demonstrate two kinds of attacks against a real Indian EVM. One attack involves replacing asmall part of the machine with a look-alike component that can be silently instructed to steal a percentage of the votes in favor ofa chosen candidate. These instructions can be sent wirelessly from a mobile phone. Another attack uses a pocket-sized device to change the votes stored in the EVM between the election and the public counting session, which in India can be weeks later.

These attacks are neither complicated nor difficult to perform, but they would be hard to detect or defend against. The best way to prevent them is to count votes using paper ballots that voters can see. EVMs Can Be Tampered - Says Net India - Net India company says that theElectronic Voting Machines EVMs which are used in polling stations can be tampered in favor of the candidates. Watch this tofind out more.....To watch live news, videos subscribe to CVR News EVM in INDIA REALITY EXPOSED by Dr Subramanian Swamy
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    Jagatheesan Jagatheesan
    Aug 19, 2014 at 4:07 am
    1239 LESSON 19814 TUESDAY FREE ONLINE E-Nālanda Research and Practice UNIVERSITYPlease render correct translation in your own mother tongue:www.dnaindia/india/...Mayawati declares former Congress leader Arvind Sharma to be BSP's CM candidate for Haryana:www.dnaindia/india/...Mayawati attacks BJP, SP over communal violenceDUBAKOR (FRAUD) EVMs ELECTS DUBAKOR GOVERNMENT OF BJP OF JUST 1% DUBAKOR CHITPAWAN CROOK's MILITANT STEALTH HINDUTVA RSS CULT HEADED BY A DROPOUT MOHAN BHAGAWATH BECAUSE OF THE ERROR OF JUDGEMENT OF CJI DUBAKORSADASIVAM ON REPLACING DUBAKOR EVMs IN PHASED MANNER AS SUGGESTED BY CEC DUBAKOR SAMPATH MURDERING DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY,FRATERNITY AND LIBERTY INSTEAD OF REPLACING ALL THE DUBAKOR EVMs UNTIL ANY ELECTIONIS CONDUCTED IN THIS COUNTRY FOR SARVAJAN HITHAYE SARVAJAN SUKHAYE i.e., FOR THE PEACE, WELFARE AND HAPPINESS OF ALL THE 99% OF THE SOCIETY.Now The Election Commission wants to use a new machine to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern. It proposes to buy 9,30,430 control units and 13,95,647 ballot units between financial year 2014-15 and 2018-19.1,42,631 EVMsprocured in 2000-01 will be phased out in 2015-16 and 1,25,681 procured in 2004-05 will be replaced in 2019-20, as per the proposal, whichmeans the CEC had conducted the current Lok Sabha elections with the existing Dubakor (fraud) EVMs which are temperable . Becauf the Rs.1600 crore cost to replace these Dubakor (fraud) EVMs Number one dubakor CEC Sampath requested CJI Dubakor Sadasivam to allow him to replace them in phases. CJI EVM SADHASIVAM, shirked its duty & committed a grave error of judgment byallowing in phased manner and dealt a fatal blow to the Country’s democracy. CJI did not order for ballot paper system would be broughtin. No such precautionary measure was decreed by the apex court. CJI did not order that till the time this newer set of about 1300000 votingmachines is manufactured in full & deplo totally.All the people in 80 democracies in the world who have simply done away with dubakorEVMs should not recognise dubakor Modi & his Government. Dubakor Narendra Modi full of hatred for non-brahmins and non-Baniyasintoxicated for power, violated all good Silas of not killing, lying, stealing. Dubakor Militant Stealth Cult chitpawan RSS is saying no reservation on the basis of castes means it is against Consution providing reservation for SC/STs. Dubakor RSS's Mr. Mohan Bagawath,a chitpawan brahmin and a dropout is not a Consutional expert to say that there should not be any caste based reservation. Since the NEED OF THE HOUR IS Electronic Virtual Movement for Replacing all EVMs (EVM4RAEVMs )to save Democracy, I attempted to E-File through :sc-efiling.nic/sc-ef... - While trying to attach Driving Licence through :sc-efiling.nic/sc-ef... - got the result java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBounds Exception: String index out of range:And could not proceed further. Brought this to the notice of supremecour@nic without any response. through supremecour[at]nic[dot]inwith a confusion whether it is supremecour[at]nic[dot]in supremecour@nic or supremecourt[at]nic[dot]insupremecourt@nic:goidirectory.nic/feedback.p... - all maintained by wim@nic also do not work. It often says "invalid characters found, Please Re-Enter"A correct procedure for E-Filing must be known to all procedures/ steps required to be takenfor E-Filing process ? :wwwdg/e-governanc... Supreme Court initiatives for citizensvia e -Filing - e-Filing in Supreme Court of India. Supreme Court of India is also on the e-governance track and providing its services atdoorstep of the Indian citizens. In this regard, on October 2, 2006 Supreme Court started e-filing facility. It is a simple way of filing any casevia internet from his house. e-filing via internet does not require the help of advocate. This service can be utilized by any common man aswell as registered advocate. Anybody desiring to avail this service may log on to www.sc-efiling.nic/sc-efili... and sign up as a user.For sign up procedure please follow up these steps: First time users of Supreme Court’s E-filing have to register him/her through the ‘Sign Up’option.Through ‘e-FILING’ only Advocate-on Record’ and peioners-in-person can file cases in the Supreme Court of India Advocate optionis to be chosen if you are an ‘Advocate-on-Record’, otherwise choose ‘In-person' option in case you are peioner-in-person. For registeringfirst time personal details such as Address, contact details, E-mail Id etc., which are mandatory, need to be entered. For Advocate-on-record, his/her code (Advocate-on-record code) will be ‘Login-ID’, while ‘In-person’will create his/her Login-Id through ‘Sign Up’ option. Pwordneeds to be entered thereafter. Login Id and pword will be created once the mandatory requirements are filled properly. After successful login the ‘Disclaimer screen’ appears on the screen. Clicking of ‘I agree’ button on Disclaimer allows the user to proceed further, while‘I decline’ button sends the control back to the Login screen. After successful login, the user can file the case electronically. ‘New Case’option allows the user to file a new case ‘Modify’ option allows a user to carryout changes to the already e-filed case, provided the court feepayment option is not invoked. Defects ociated with the e-filed case will be e-mailed to the advocate/peioner by the Supreme Court Registry.For further istance, ‘Help’ option is available.Click here to file case online in Supreme Court of India:kohram/ten-reasons-f... - Reasons For Banning Dubakor Tamperable EVMs Electronic voting machines (EVMs) were introduced in a limited way in Indian elections in1982, and they have been in universal use since the general elections of 2004,when paper ballots were phased out completely.It is about time this country reformed its voting system to ensure that the electoral verdicts reflect the true will of the people of the country.1. The W World has Discarded Similar EVMs 2. Use of EVMs is Unconsutional andIllegal Too! 3. EVM Software Isn’t Safe4. Nor is The Hardware 5. EVMs are Sitting Ducks 6. “Insider” Fraud a Concern 7. Storage and Counting are Concerns 8. Vote of No Confidence 9. EC is Clueless on Technology 10. Trust Deficit1. The W World has DiscardedSimilar EVMs.The electronic voting machines used in this country's elections are internationally known as Direct Recording Electronic (DRE)voting machines which record votes directly in electronic memory. Similar voting machines have been banned in many countries such asGermany, the Netherlands, Irelands etc. and such machines are allowed in most states of the US only with a paper back up. Potential dangers of “vote fraud” and more importantly, lack of transparency and verifiability ociated with them prompted ban or restrictions of their use.Developed nations like the United Kingdom and France and advanced countries in our region like an and Singapore have so far stuck to voting on paper ballots, owing to their simplicity, verifiability and voter confidence in the system. India is an exception to thisinternational trend and we continue to use these voting machines long discarded by the world due to lack of awareness and appreciation ofthe lay public of the concerns.2. Use of EVMs is Unconsutional and Illegal Too! Indian EVMs may also be held unconsutional becausethey infringe upon the fundamental rights of the voters. In India, Right to vote is a legal right but how that vote should be exercised by a voter is his/ her individual expression covered by Article 19 (1) (a) of the Consution, which guarantees fundamental rights to thecitizens. In the 2002 case pertaining to disclosure of ets and the criminal background of candidates, the Supreme Court ruled that votershave a right to know the antecedents of the contesting candidates and this is fundamental and basic for survival of democracy. Accordingly,a voter has the right to know that his vote which he exercised as a part of freedom of expression has really gone in favour of the candidate whom he/she has chosen. This right, fundamental in nature, is absent in the electronic voting system. In the traditional paper ballot system,that fundamental right was preserve because a voter knew exactly how his/ her vote was recorded and Universal use of EVMs in Indian elections is illegal too! In 1984, the Supreme Court of India held that the use of electronic voting machines in elections was “illegal” as theRepresentation of People (RP) Act, 1951 did not permit use of voting machines in elections. Later, the R.P. Act was amended in 1989 incorporating Section 61A. However, the amendment says voting machines “may be adopted in such consuency or consuencies as theElection Commission may, having regard to the cirstances of each case, specify.” Violating the provisions of the R.P Act, the ElectionCommission has conducted 2004 and 2009 nationwide general elections only using electronic voting machines. Going by the 1984judgment of the Supreme Court, parliamentary elections of 2004 and 2009 may be held illegal.3. EVM Software Isn’t Safe. The electronicvoting machines are safe and secure only if the source code used in the EVMs is genuine. Shockingly, the EVM manufacturers, the BELand ECIL, have shared the ‘top secret’ EVM software program with two foreign companies, Microchip (USA) and Renesas (an) to copy it onto microcontrollers used in EVMs.This process could have been done securely in-house by the Indian Worse, when the foreigncompanies deliver microcontrollers fused with software code to the EVM manufacturers,the EVM manufacturers cannot “read back” their contents as they are either OTP-ROM or masked chips. Amusingly, the software given to foreign companies is not even madeavailable with the Election Commission, ostensibly for security reasons. With such ridiculous decisions, the Election Commission andthe public sector manufacturers have rendered security of the EVMs a mockery. Adopting an open standards policy by making thesoftware public and allowing parties to test the software installed in the EVMs would have offered better 4. Nor is The Hardware. The danger for EVM manitions is not just from its software. Even the hardware isn’t safe. Dr. Alex Halderman, professor ofcomputer science in the University of Michigan says, “EVMs used in the West require software attacks as they are sophisticated voting machines and their hardware cannot be replaced cheaply contrast, the Indian EVMs can easily be replaced either in part or asw units.” One crucial part that can be faked is microcontrollers used in the EVMs in which the software is copied. EVMmanufacturers have greatly facilitated fraud by using generic microcontrollers rather than more secure ASIC or FPGAmicrocontrollers. Not just only microcontrollers, mother boards (cards which contain microcontrollers) and entire EVMs can bereplaced. Neither the Election Commission nor the manufacturers have undertaken any hardware or software audit till date.As a result, such manition attempts would go undetected. To detect such fraud, the upgraded EVMs have a provision to interface with an Authentication Unit that would allow the manufacturers to verify whether the EVM being used in the electionis the same that they have supplied to the Election Commission. The EVM manufacturers developed an “Authentication Unit” engaging the services of SecureSpin, a Bangalore based software services firm. The Unit was developed and tested in 2006 but whenthe project was ready for implementation, the project was mysteriously shelved at the instance of the Election Commission. Severalquestions posed to the Election Commission for taking this decision went unanswered. 5. EVMs are Sitting Ducks. The IndianEVMs can be hacked both before and after elections to alter election results. Apart from maniting the EVM software andreplacing many hardware parts discussed above, discussions with knowledgeable sources revealed that our country's EVMscan be hacked in many ways. I mention just two of them below. Each EVM contains two EEPROMs inside the Control Unit inwhich the voting data is stored. They are completely unsecured and the data inside EEPROMs can be manited from anexternal source. It is very easy to read (data from) the EEPROMs and manite them. The second and the most deadly way tohack Indian EVMs is by inserting a chip with Trojan inside the display section of the Control unit. This requires access to theEVM for just two minutes and these replacement units can be made for a few hundred rupees. Byping completely all inbuiltsecurities, this chip would manite the results and give out “fixed” results on the EVM screen. The Election Commission iscompletely oblivious to such possibilities. A demonstration of these vulnerabilities is on the cards. 6. “Insider” Fraud a Concern.Personal accounts from some well placed political sources and experts say that there are some “insiders” demanding vast sums(Rs. 5 Crore for each embly consuency) to fix election results. Who are these insiders? Unlike in the traditional ballot systemwhere only the election officials were the “insiders”, electronic voting machine regime has spawned a long chain of insiders, all ofwhom are outside the ambit and control of the Election Commission of this country. There is every possibility that some of these“insiders” are involved in murky activities in fixing elections. The w world—except us in India–is alive to the dangers ofinsider fraud in elections. The “insiders” include the public sector manufacturers of India’s electronic voting machines namely, the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL), the foreign companies supplyingmicrocontrollers,private players (some of which are allegedly owned by some political leaders) for carrying out checking and maintenance of electronic voting machines during. 7. Storage and Counting are Concerns. The EVMs are stored at thedistrict headquarters or in a decentralized manner in different locations. Election Commission’s concern for EVM safetybecomes apparent only during elections, where as security experts say that voting machines must remain in a secureenvironment throughout their life cycle. There could be many malpractices ociated with electronic counting. “Everybody watches polling closely. Nobody watches counting as closely),” says Bev Harris, an American activist. OurElection Commission takes three months to conduct parliamentary elections but wants counting to be over in just threehours! In the rush to declare results and the winners, several serious lapses go unnoticed in the counting process. As a result,parties cannot give it the kind of attention that this activity deserves. Mive discrepancies between votes polled and countedin a large number of polling stations across the country raise serious concerns in this regard. 8. Vote of No Confidence.Thepolitical cl cutting across all sides of the divide has just one verdict: “we don’t trust the EVMs”. This vote of “no confidence”stems from the personal experiences of parties and leaders as well as the nature of results thrown up by the EVMs. Parties arelooking at EVMs with great suion and dread the prospect of EVMs “defeating”them.This mistrust in EVMs is not confinedto any single party and is all pervasive. Almost all mainstream political parties, including the BJP, Congress, left parties, regionalparties like the Telugu Desam party (TDP), AIADMK, Samajwadi party, Rastriya Lok Dal (RLD), Janata Dal (United) etc. have all expressed reservation about EVMs in the aftermath of 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Even the Congress party that decisively won the2009 general elections alleged that the EVMs have been manited in Orissa. Today, it is difficult to find parties that vouch for the continued use of EVMs in Indian elections. On the contrary, there is a flood of opposition to the EVMs from the political cl.9. EC is Clueless on Technology.The Election Commission has adopted the EVM technology about which it has practically no knowledge. As a result, it has little control over many aspects of the election process. None of the election commissioners, neitherthe present commissioners nor their predecessors, have proper understanding of the EVM technology. The only source of technicaerstanding for the Election Commission is a Committee of experts led by its chairman, Prof. P.Vdiresan. Even the ExpertCommittee seems very weak in its capacities and understanding. Alex Halderman, professor of computer science at the University of Michigan and an expert on the security of voting systems who was present in New Delhi for the launch of the book, Democracyat Risk, Can We Trust our EVMS? commented, “When I read the 2006 technical report prepared by the Expert Committee of the Election Commission. I scribbled on it that there was a cause for alarm and quickly decided to agree to come here.” That speaksvolumes for the quality and rigor of security testing done on the Country,s EVMs.10. Trust Deficit. Election Commission’s conduct in the wake of the serious reservations expressed by people has been unbecoming of a consutional body. It hasuttered many lies – our EVMs are “tamper proof”, they are “different” etc. etc. It has refused to provide any clarifications soughtto the peioners in the Supreme Court, despite a reference from the Supreme Court of India. It has taken several questionabledecisions for which it has refused to offer any explanations. For instance, it does not explain why old EVMs were used in Lok Sabha elections despite the recommendations of its own Expert Committee. It does not explain why as many as 4.48 Lakh newEVMs (which are more secure as per the Expert Committee) were not used in any Congress party or UPA ruled states? Why andwhere it had allowed use of state government owned EVMs? The non-transparent conduct of Election Commission in the use ofEVMs and the farce of an “enquiry” it has conducted following serious reservations on EVMs does not inspire confidence in its unbiased functioning. How EVM Works and how can changed it’s functionality Watch this video [youtube id="ZlCOj1dElDY"width="620" height="360"]- See more at: :kohram/ten-reasons-f... youtube id="ZlCOj1dElDY" width="620" height="360" - s:www.youtube/watch?..dia's EVMs are Vulnerable to Fraud-Contrary to claims by our country,s election authorities, the paperless electronic voting systems used in India suffer from significant vulnerabilities. Even brief access to the machines could allow criminals to alterelection results. In this video, we demonstrate two kinds of attacks against a real Indian EVM. One attack involves replacing asmall part of the machine with a look-alike component that can be silently instructed to steal a percentage of the votes in favor ofa chosen candidate. These instructions can be sent wirelessly from a mobile phone. Another attack uses a pocket-sized device to change the votes stored in the EVM between the election and the public counting session, which in India can be weeks later.

These attacks are neither complicated nor difficult to perform, but they would be hard to detect or defend against. The best way to prevent them is to count votes using paper ballots that voters can see. indiaEVMs:www.youtube/watch?... - EVMs Can Be Tampered - Says Net India - Net India company says that theElectronic Voting Machines EVMs which are used in polling stations can be tampered in favor of the candidates. Watch this tofind out more.....To watch live news, videos subscribe to CVR News @ s:www.youtube/user/C...s:www.youtube/watch?... -EVM in INDIA REALITY EXPOSED by Dr Subramanian Swamy
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    1239 LESSON 19814 TUESDAY FREE ONLINE E-Nālanda Research and Practice UNIVERSITYPlease render correct translation in your own mother tongue:www.dnaindia/india/...Mayawati declares former Congress leader Arvind Sharma to be BSP's CM candidate for Haryana:www.dnaindia/india/...Mayawati attacks BJP, SP over communal violenceDUBAKOR (FRAUD) EVMs ELECTS DUBAKOR GOVERNMENT OF BJP OF JUST 1% DUBAKOR CHITPAWAN CROOK's MILITANT STEALTH HINDUTVA RSS CULT HEADED BY A DROPOUT MOHAN BHAGAWATH BECAUSE OF THE ERROR OF JUDGEMENT OF CJI DUBAKORSADASIVAM ON REPLACING DUBAKOR EVMs IN PHASED MANNER AS SUGGESTED BY CEC DUBAKOR SAMPATH MURDERING DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY,FRATERNITY AND LIBERTY INSTEAD OF REPLACING ALL THE DUBAKOR EVMs UNTIL ANY ELECTIONIS CONDUCTED IN THIS COUNTRY FOR SARVAJAN HITHAYE SARVAJAN SUKHAYE i.e., FOR THE PEACE, WELFARE AND HAPPINESS OF ALL THE 99% OF THE SOCIETY.Now The Election Commission wants to use a new machine to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern. It proposes to buy 9,30,430 control units and 13,95,647 ballot units between financial year 2014-15 and 2018-19.1,42,631 EVMsprocured in 2000-01 will be phased out in 2015-16 and 1,25,681 procured in 2004-05 will be replaced in 2019-20, as per the proposal, whichmeans the CEC had conducted the current Lok Sabha elections with the existing Dubakor (fraud) EVMs which are temperable . Becauf the Rs.1600 crore cost to replace these Dubakor (fraud) EVMs Number one dubakor CEC Sampath requested CJI Dubakor Sadasivam to allow him to replace them in phases. CJI EVM SADHASIVAM, shirked its duty & committed a grave error of judgment byallowing in phased manner and dealt a fatal blow to the Country’s democracy. CJI did not order for ballot paper system would be broughtin. No such precautionary measure was decreed by the apex court. CJI did not order that till the time this newer set of about 1300000 votingmachines is manufactured in full & deplo totally.All the people in 80 democracies in the world who have simply done away with dubakorEVMs should not recognise dubakor Modi & his Government. Dubakor Narendra Modi full of hatred for non-brahmins and non-Baniyasintoxicated for power, violated all good Silas of not killing, lying, stealing. Dubakor Militant Stealth Cult chitpawan RSS is saying no reservation on the basis of castes means it is against Consution providing reservation for SC/STs. Dubakor RSS's Mr. Mohan Bagawath,a chitpawan brahmin and a dropout is not a Consutional expert to say that there should not be any caste based reservation. Since the NEED OF THE HOUR IS Electronic Virtual Movement for Replacing all EVMs (EVM4RAEVMs )to save Democracy, I attempted to E-File through :sc-efiling.nic/sc-ef... - While trying to attach Driving Licence through :sc-efiling.nic/sc-ef... - got the result java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBounds Exception: String index out of range:And could not proceed further. Brought this to the notice of supremecour@nic without any response. through supremecour[at]nic[dot]inwith a confusion whether it is supremecour[at]nic[dot]in supremecour@nic or supremecourt[at]nic[dot]insupremecourt@nic:goidirectory.nic/feedback.p... - all maintained by wim@nic also do not work. It often says "invalid characters found, Please Re-Enter"A correct procedure for E-Filing must be known to all procedures/ steps required to be takenfor E-Filing process ? :wwwdg/e-governanc... Supreme Court initiatives for citizensvia e -Filing - e-Filing in Supreme Court of India. Supreme Court of India is also on the e-governance track and providing its services atdoorstep of the Indian citizens. In this regard, on October 2, 2006 Supreme Court started e-filing facility. It is a simple way of filing any casevia internet from his house. e-filing via internet does not require the help of advocate. This service can be utilized by any common man aswell as registered advocate. Anybody desiring to avail this service may log on to www.sc-efiling.nic/sc-efili... and sign up as a user.For sign up procedure please follow up these steps: First time users of Supreme Court’s E-filing have to register him/her through the ‘Sign Up’option.Through ‘e-FILING’ only Advocate-on Record’ and peioners-in-person can file cases in the Supreme Court of India Advocate optionis to be chosen if you are an ‘Advocate-on-Record’, otherwise choose ‘In-person' option in case you are peioner-in-person. For registeringfirst time personal details such as Address, contact details, E-mail Id etc., which are mandatory, need to be entered. For Advocate-on-record, his/her code (Advocate-on-record code) will be ‘Login-ID’, while ‘In-person’will create his/her Login-Id through ‘Sign Up’ option. Pwordneeds to be entered thereafter. Login Id and pword will be created once the mandatory requirements are filled properly. After successful login the ‘Disclaimer screen’ appears on the screen. Clicking of ‘I agree’ button on Disclaimer allows the user to proceed further, while‘I decline’ button sends the control back to the Login screen. After successful login, the user can file the case electronically. ‘New Case’option allows the user to file a new case ‘Modify’ option allows a user to carryout changes to the already e-filed case, provided the court feepayment option is not invoked. Defects ociated with the e-filed case will be e-mailed to the advocate/peioner by the Supreme Court Registry.For further istance, ‘Help’ option is available.Click here to file case online in Supreme Court of India:kohram/ten-reasons-f... - Reasons For Banning Dubakor Tamperable EVMs Electronic voting machines (EVMs) were introduced in a limited way in Indian elections in1982, and they have been in universal use since the general elections of 2004,when paper ballots were phased out completely.It is about time this country reformed its voting system to ensure that the electoral verdicts reflect the true will of the people of the country.1. The W World has Discarded Similar EVMs 2. Use of EVMs is Unconsutional andIllegal Too! 3. EVM Software Isn’t Safe4. Nor is The Hardware 5. EVMs are Sitting Ducks 6. “Insider” Fraud a Concern 7. Storage and Counting are Concerns 8. Vote of No Confidence 9. EC is Clueless on Technology 10. Trust Deficit1. The W World has DiscardedSimilar EVMs.The electronic voting machines used in this country's elections are internationally known as Direct Recording Electronic (DRE)voting machines which record votes directly in electronic memory. Similar voting machines have been banned in many countries such asGermany, the Netherlands, Irelands etc. and such machines are allowed in most states of the US only with a paper back up. Potential dangers of “vote fraud” and more importantly, lack of transparency and verifiability ociated with them prompted ban or restrictions of their use.Developed nations like the United Kingdom and France and advanced countries in our region like an and Singapore have so far stuck to voting on paper ballots, owing to their simplicity, verifiability and voter confidence in the system. India is an exception to thisinternational trend and we continue to use these voting machines long discarded by the world due to lack of awareness and appreciation ofthe lay public of the concerns.2. Use of EVMs is Unconsutional and Illegal Too! Indian EVMs may also be held unconsutional becausethey infringe upon the fundamental rights of the voters. In India, Right to vote is a legal right but how that vote should be exercised by a voter is his/ her individual expression covered by Article 19 (1) (a) of the Consution, which guarantees fundamental rights to thecitizens. In the 2002 case pertaining to disclosure of ets and the criminal background of candidates, the Supreme Court ruled that votershave a right to know the antecedents of the contesting candidates and this is fundamental and basic for survival of democracy. Accordingly,a voter has the right to know that his vote which he exercised as a part of freedom of expression has really gone in favour of the candidate whom he/she has chosen. This right, fundamental in nature, is absent in the electronic voting system. In the traditional paper ballot system,that fundamental right was preserve because a voter knew exactly how his/ her vote was recorded and Universal use of EVMs in Indian elections is illegal too! In 1984, the Supreme Court of India held that the use of electronic voting machines in elections was “illegal” as theRepresentation of People (RP) Act, 1951 did not permit use of voting machines in elections. Later, the R.P. Act was amended in 1989 incorporating Section 61A. However, the amendment says voting machines “may be adopted in such consuency or consuencies as theElection Commission may, having regard to the cirstances of each case, specify.” Violating the provisions of the R.P Act, the ElectionCommission has conducted 2004 and 2009 nationwide general elections only using electronic voting machines. Going by the 1984judgment of the Supreme Court, parliamentary elections of 2004 and 2009 may be held illegal.3. EVM Software Isn’t Safe. The electronicvoting machines are safe and secure only if the source code used in the EVMs is genuine. Shockingly, the EVM manufacturers, the BELand ECIL, have shared the ‘top secret’ EVM software program with two foreign companies, Microchip (USA) and Renesas (an) to copy it onto microcontrollers used in EVMs.This process could have been done securely in-house by the Indian Worse, when the foreigncompanies deliver microcontrollers fused with software code to the EVM manufacturers,the EVM manufacturers cannot “read back” their contents as they are either OTP-ROM or masked chips. Amusingly, the software given to foreign companies is not even madeavailable with the Election Commission, ostensibly for security reasons. With such ridiculous decisions, the Election Commission andthe public sector manufacturers have rendered security of the EVMs a mockery. Adopting an open standards policy by making thesoftware public and allowing parties to test the software installed in the EVMs would have offered better 4. Nor is The Hardware. The danger for EVM manitions is not just from its software. Even the hardware isn’t safe. Dr. Alex Halderman, professor ofcomputer science in the University of Michigan says, “EVMs used in the West require software attacks as they are sophisticated voting machines and their hardware cannot be replaced cheaply contrast, the Indian EVMs can easily be replaced either in part or asw units.” One crucial part that can be faked is microcontrollers used in the EVMs in which the software is copied. EVMmanufacturers have greatly facilitated fraud by using generic microcontrollers rather than more secure ASIC or FPGAmicrocontrollers. Not just only microcontrollers, mother boards (cards which contain microcontrollers) and entire EVMs can bereplaced. Neither the Election Commission nor the manufacturers have undertaken any hardware or software audit till date.As a result, such manition attempts would go undetected. To detect such fraud, the upgraded EVMs have a provision to interface with an Authentication Unit that would allow the manufacturers to verify whether the EVM being used in the electionis the same that they have supplied to the Election Commission. The EVM manufacturers developed an “Authentication Unit” engaging the services of SecureSpin, a Bangalore based software services firm. The Unit was developed and tested in 2006 but whenthe project was ready for implementation, the project was mysteriously shelved at the instance of the Election Commission. Severalquestions posed to the Election Commission for taking this decision went unanswered. 5. EVMs are Sitting Ducks. The IndianEVMs can be hacked both before and after elections to alter election results. Apart from maniting the EVM software andreplacing many hardware parts discussed above, discussions with knowledgeable sources revealed that our country's EVMscan be hacked in many ways. I mention just two of them below. Each EVM contains two EEPROMs inside the Control Unit inwhich the voting data is stored. They are completely unsecured and the data inside EEPROMs can be manited from anexternal source. It is very easy to read (data from) the EEPROMs and manite them. The second and the most deadly way tohack Indian EVMs is by inserting a chip with Trojan inside the display section of the Control unit. This requires access to theEVM for just two minutes and these replacement units can be made for a few hundred rupees. Byping completely all inbuiltsecurities, this chip would manite the results and give out “fixed” results on the EVM screen. The Election Commission iscompletely oblivious to such possibilities. A demonstration of these vulnerabilities is on the cards. 6. “Insider” Fraud a Concern.Personal accounts from some well placed political sources and experts say that there are some “insiders” demanding vast sums(Rs. 5 Crore for each embly consuency) to fix election results. Who are these insiders? Unlike in the traditional ballot systemwhere only the election officials were the “insiders”, electronic voting machine regime has spawned a long chain of insiders, all ofwhom are outside the ambit and control of the Election Commission of this country. There is every possibility that some of these“insiders” are involved in murky activities in fixing elections. The w world—except us in India–is alive to the dangers ofinsider fraud in elections. The “insiders” include the public sector manufacturers of India’s electronic voting machines namely, the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL), the foreign companies supplyingmicrocontrollers,private players (some of which are allegedly owned by some political leaders) for carrying out checking and maintenance of electronic voting machines during. 7. Storage and Counting are Concerns. The EVMs are stored at thedistrict headquarters or in a decentralized manner in different locations. Election Commission’s concern for EVM safetybecomes apparent only during elections, where as security experts say that voting machines must remain in a secureenvironment throughout their life cycle. There could be many malpractices ociated with electronic counting. “Everybody watches polling closely. Nobody watches counting as closely),” says Bev Harris, an American activist. OurElection Commission takes three months to conduct parliamentary elections but wants counting to be over in just threehours! In the rush to declare results and the winners, several serious lapses go unnoticed in the counting process. As a result,parties cannot give it the kind of attention that this activity deserves. Mive discrepancies between votes polled and countedin a large number of polling stations across the country raise serious concerns in this regard. 8. Vote of No Confidence.Thepolitical cl cutting across all sides of the divide has just one verdict: “we don’t trust the EVMs”. This vote of “no confidence”stems from the personal experiences of parties and leaders as well as the nature of results thrown up by the EVMs. Parties arelooking at EVMs with great suion and dread the prospect of EVMs “defeating”them.This mistrust in EVMs is not confinedto any single party and is all pervasive. Almost all mainstream political parties, including the BJP, Congress, left parties, regionalparties like the Telugu Desam party (TDP), AIADMK, Samajwadi party, Rastriya Lok Dal (RLD), Janata Dal (United) etc. have all expressed reservation about EVMs in the aftermath of 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Even the Congress party that decisively won the2009 general elections alleged that the EVMs have been manited in Orissa. Today, it is difficult to find parties that vouch for the continued use of EVMs in Indian elections. On the contrary, there is a flood of opposition to the EVMs from the political cl.9. EC is Clueless on Technology.The Election Commission has adopted the EVM technology about which it has practically no knowledge. As a result, it has little control over many aspects of the election process. None of the election commissioners, neitherthe present commissioners nor their predecessors, have proper understanding of the EVM technology. The only source of technicaerstanding for the Election Commission is a Committee of experts led by its chairman, Prof. P.Vdiresan. Even the ExpertCommittee seems very weak in its capacities and understanding. Alex Halderman, professor of computer science at the University of Michigan and an expert on the security of voting systems who was present in New Delhi for the launch of the book, Democracyat Risk, Can We Trust our EVMS? commented, “When I read the 2006 technical report prepared by the Expert Committee of the Election Commission. I scribbled on it that there was a cause for alarm and quickly decided to agree to come here.” That speaksvolumes for the quality and rigor of security testing done on the Country,s EVMs.10. Trust Deficit. Election Commission’s conduct in the wake of the serious reservations expressed by people has been unbecoming of a consutional body. It hasuttered many lies – our EVMs are “tamper proof”, they are “different” etc. etc. It has refused to provide any clarifications soughtto the peioners in the Supreme Court, despite a reference from the Supreme Court of India. It has taken several questionabledecisions for which it has refused to offer any explanations. For instance, it does not explain why old EVMs were used in Lok Sabha elections despite the recommendations of its own Expert Committee. It does not explain why as many as 4.48 Lakh newEVMs (which are more secure as per the Expert Committee) were not used in any Congress party or UPA ruled states? Why andwhere it had allowed use of state government owned EVMs? The non-transparent conduct of Election Commission in the use ofEVMs and the farce of an “enquiry” it has conducted following serious reservations on EVMs does not inspire confidence in its unbiased functioning. How EVM Works and how can changed it’s functionality Watch this video [youtube id="ZlCOj1dElDY"width="620" height="360"]- See more at: :kohram/ten-reasons-f... youtube id="ZlCOj1dElDY" width="620" height="360" - s:www.youtube/watch?..dia's EVMs are Vulnerable to Fraud-Contrary to claims by our country,s election authorities, the paperless electronic voting systems used in India suffer from significant vulnerabilities. Even brief access to the machines could allow criminals to alterelection results. In this video, we demonstrate two kinds of attacks against a real Indian EVM. One attack involves replacing asmall part of the machine with a look-alike component that can be silently instructed to steal a percentage of the votes in favor ofa chosen candidate. These instructions can be sent wirelessly from a mobile phone. Another attack uses a pocket-sized device to change the votes stored in the EVM between the election and the public counting session, which in India can be weeks later.

These attacks are neither complicated nor difficult to perform, but they would be hard to detect or defend against. The best way to prevent them is to count votes using paper ballots that voters can see. indiaEVMs:www.youtube/watch?... - EVMs Can Be Tampered - Says Net India - Net India company says that theElectronic Voting Machines EVMs which are used in polling stations can be tampered in favor of the candidates. Watch this tofind out more.....To watch live news, videos subscribe to CVR News @ s:www.youtube/user/C...s:www.youtube/watch?... -EVM in INDIA REALITY EXPOSED by Dr Subramanian Swamy
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    Committee seems very weak in its capacities and understanding. Alex Halderman, professor of computer science at the University of Michigan and an expert on the security of voting systems who was present in New Delhi for the launch of the book, Democracyat Risk, Can We Trust our EVMS? commented, “When I read the 2006 technical report prepared by the Expert Committee of the Election Commission. I scribbled on it that there was a cause for alarm and quickly decided to agree to come here.” That speaksvolumes for the quality and rigor of security testing done on the Country,s EVMs.10. Trust Deficit. Election Commission’s conduct in the wake of the serious reservations expressed by people has been unbecoming of a consutional body. It hasuttered many lies – our EVMs are “tamper proof”, they are “different” etc. etc. It has refused to provide any clarifications soughtto the peioners in the Supreme Court, despite a reference from the Supreme Court of India. It has taken several questionabledecisions for which it has refused to offer any explanations. For instance, it does not explain why old EVMs were used in Lok Sabha elections despite the recommendations of its own Expert Committee. It does not explain why as many as 4.48 Lakh newEVMs (which are more secure as per the Expert Committee) were not used in any Congress party or UPA ruled states? Why andwhere it had allowed use of state government owned EVMs? The non-transparent conduct of Election Commission in the use ofEVMs and the farce of an “enquiry” it has conducted following serious reservations on EVMs does not inspire confidence in its unbiased functioning. How EVM Works and how can changed it’s functionality Watch this video [youtube id="ZlCOj1dElDY"width="620" height="360"]- See more at: :kohram/ten-reasons-f... youtube id="ZlCOj1dElDY" width="620" height="360" - s:www.youtube/watch?..dia's EVMs are Vulnerable to Fraud-Contrary to claims by our country,s election authorities, the paperless electronic voting systems used in India suffer from significant vulnerabilities. Even brief access to the machines could allow criminals to alterelection results. In this video, we demonstrate two kinds of attacks against a real Indian EVM. One attack involves replacing asmall part of the machine with a look-alike component that can be silently instructed to steal a percentage of the votes in favor ofa chosen candidate. These instructions can be sent wirelessly from a mobile phone. Another attack uses a pocket-sized device to change the votes stored in the EVM between the election and the public counting session, which in India can be weeks later.

These attacks are neither complicated nor difficult to perform, but they would be hard to detect or defend against. The best way to prevent them is to count votes using paper ballots that voters can see. indiaEVMs:www.youtube/watch?... - EVMs Can Be Tampered - Says Net India - Net India company says that theElectronic Voting Machines EVMs which are used in polling stations can be tampered in favor of the candidates. Watch this tofind out more.....To watch live news, videos subscribe to CVR News @ s:www.youtube/user/C...s:www.youtube/watch?... -EVM in INDIA REALITY EXPOSED by Dr Subramanian Swamy
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    EVMs (which are more secure as per the Expert Committee) were not used in any Congress party or UPA ruled states? Why andwhere it had allowed use of state government owned EVMs? The non-transparent conduct of Election Commission in the use ofEVMs and the farce of an “enquiry” it has conducted following serious reservations on EVMs does not inspire confidence in its unbiased functioning. How EVM Works and how can changed it’s functionality Watch this video [youtube id="ZlCOj1dElDY"width="620" height="360"]- See more at: :kohram/ten-reasons-f... youtube id="ZlCOj1dElDY" width="620" height="360" - s:www.youtube/watch?..dia's EVMs are Vulnerable to Fraud-Contrary to claims by our country,s election authorities, the paperless electronic voting systems used in India suffer from significant vulnerabilities. Even brief access to the machines could allow criminals to alterelection results. In this video, we demonstrate two kinds of attacks against a real Indian EVM. One attack involves replacing asmall part of the machine with a look-alike component that can be silently instructed to steal a percentage of the votes in favor ofa chosen candidate. These instructions can be sent wirelessly from a mobile phone. Another attack uses a pocket-sized device to change the votes stored in the EVM between the election and the public counting session, which in India can be weeks later.

These attacks are neither complicated nor difficult to perform, but they would be hard to detect or defend against. The best way to prevent them is to count votes using paper ballots that voters can see. indiaEVMs:www.youtube/watch?... - EVMs Can Be Tampered - Says Net India - Net India company says that theElectronic Voting Machines EVMs which are used in polling stations can be tampered in favor of the candidates. Watch this tofind out more.....To watch live news, videos subscribe to CVR News @ s:www.youtube/user/C...s:www.youtube/watch?... -EVM in INDIA REALITY EXPOSED by Dr Subramanian Swamy
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    s:www.youtube/watch?... - EVMs can be tampered, experts say - Electronic voting machines could be easily tampered to manite elections results, a group of foreign experts said at a seminar in Dhaka on Tuesday. A standingcommittee member of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Abdul Moyeen Khan, in the seminar said that the party would make some prototypes of the EVMs the Election Commission made to show the people how the device could betampered. Non-governmental organisation Centre for Sustainable Development organised the seminar, 'Electronic votingmachines: use and abuse,' at the Lake S hotel in the city. The organisation's secretary general Mahfuzullah conducted the seminar and its president Anwar Hashim, also a former ambador, presided over the programme. Computer scienceprofessor in the University of California Mathew Allen Bishop, senior software architect of Yahoo in India Shashank Shekha research and development director of Hewlett Packard of the United States Shawn Islam made presentation in the seminarhighlighting how EVMs could be tampered. All the three experts said the EVMs could be tampered in several ways in a short span of time to manite the elections results in favour of a certain candidate if the manitors would get physical access toEVMs. Citing an example of the flaws of the EVM used in the United States and in other parts of the world, Bishop said the EVMs, electronic devices which need software to function, could be easily tampered. Bishop, however, asked the authoritiesconcerned to look into certain issues before using EVMs. 'When votes are counted, how do you know that the button pushed tovote for scales on the ballot unit is in fact counted as a vote for scales?' he said. Bishop also said, 'How do you know that thesoftware is correct? There are no bugs that affect the vote counting? How do you know that the software on the EPROM chip isthe version that is supposed to be used? There was no malware?' He said the security of the software running the EVM must bepart of the inbuilt design of the device. Earlier, Shawn Islam, a Bangladeshi-American, demonstrated how a vote cast for a candidate could be stored for the candidate the voter did not vote for through software manition effected beforehand.Both of the experts said that there be a system of paper trail of the votes cast so that the voters could see that their votes were stored for the candidate they voted for.'But,' Shawn Islam added, 'the EVMs developed by Bangladesh do not have any optionto add the paper trail system.' He claimed that the EVM developed in Bangladesh have plenty of problems. Shashank said that there was no electronic device in the world which could not be tampered. All of the experts said that the device must be tested bya third party before its use. In reply to a question whether the EVM can be manited with remote control devise without physical intervention once EVMs are tested and certified by the experts of the political parties just before the elections, Shawnsaid, 'You must have physical interventions to manite it if the EVM does not belong to any wireless network.'When a reporter asked Abdul Moyeen Khan whether the BNP would accept it if EVMs were tested by their experts, the BNP leaderparried the answer saying that the party would develop some EVM prototypes to show how they could be tampered. Representatives from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir,the chairperson's advisers Iqbal Hasan Mahmud, Sabiuddin Ahmed, Ruhal Alam and opposition chief whip Zainul Abdin Farroque, attended. Speaking on the occasion, former Dhaka University vice-chancellor Moniruzzaman Mia, BRAC Universityprofessor Piash Karim and Sushaner Janya Nagarik secretary Badiul Alam Majumder stressed the need for building trust among political parties before introducing any new device in the elections process.The country's two major political camps arenow at loggerheads over the introduction of EVMs in the next polls. The ruling Awami League-led alliance said that it would extend all cooperation to the E C in using EVMs in the next general elections while the opposition Bangladesh NationalistParty-led alliance vowed to resist the move.Attachments area- Preview YouTube video India's EVMs are Vulnerable to Fraud -Preview YouTube video EVMs Can Be Tampered - Says Net India Preview YouTube video EVM in INDIA REALITYEXPOSED by Dr Subramanian SwamyRSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is saying 'the cultural ideny of all Indians is Hindutva' which has got nothing to do with spiritualism.It is just a political cultThe 20th century descriptions of this 1% RSS chitpavans list inordinate frugality, untrustworthiness (Duba Kors), conspiratorialism,phlegmatism not only murder democracy but also the real spirituality of this nation. The true cultural ideny of this country is Jambudvipan that is Prabuddha Bharath since all belong to the same race with Buddha Nature practicing equality, fraternity and libertyas enshrined in the Consution based on Dhamma. Now it is the Fraud Duba Kor EVMs that has to be exposed because the Duba Kor EVM CJI Sadhasivam, a brahmin allowed the Lok Sabha with majority fraud tamperable Duba Kor EVMs at therequest of Duba Kor EVM CEC Sampathanother brahmin to replace the Duba Kor EVMs in phased manner that helped RSS's BJP to acquire the MASTER KEY. Till all the Duba Kor EVMsare replaced with fool proof Voting system the present CJI must order to s the present Lok Sabha.& have a collegium system of pickingjudges from SC/ST/OBC/Minorities for having a fool proof voting system to sauard Liberty, Fraternity and Equality as enshrined in the Consution. And also a collegium system in the Chief Election Commission consisting SC/ST/OBC/Minorities for having a fool proof votingsystem to sauard Liberty, Fraternity and Equality as enshrined in d Consution to prevent Murder of Democracy.. After the Duba Kor EVMsare replaced with fool proof voting system Lok Sabha elections must be held. If chitpawan brahmins have to be sidelined totally because of theirpolitics of hatred towards all non Ariyo brahmins, all the non- ariyo brahmins have to unite under BSP for Sarvajan Hitay, Sarvajan Sukhay i.e., for the welfare and happiness of all societies including, SC/STs, OBCs, Minorities and the poor upper castes by sharing the wealth of the countryequally among all sections of the society as enshrined in the Consution. Haughty behavior by the upstart chitpvans caused conflicts with other communities which manifested itself as late as in 1948 in the form of anti-Brahminism after the killing of M.K. hi byNathuram Godse, a chitpavan. Bal Gangadhar Tilak After the fall of the Maratha Empire in 1818, the chitpavans lost their political dominanceto the British.The British would not subsidize the chitpavans on the same scale that their caste-fellow, the Peshwas had done in the past. Payand power was now significantly reduced. Poorer chitpavan students adapted and started learning English because of better opportunities in the British administration. Some of the strongest resistance to change also came from the very same community. Jealously guarding theirbrahmin stature, the orthodox among the chitpavans were not eager to see the shastras challenged, nor the conduct of the brahmins becomingindistinguishable from that of the sudras. The vanguard and the old guard clashed many times. The chitpavan community includes two majorpoliticians in the hian tradition: Gopal Krishna Gokhale whom he acknowledged as a preceptor, & Vinoba Bhave, one of his outstandingdisciples. hi describes Bhave as the Jewel of his disciples, and recognized Gokhale as his political guru.However,strong opposition to hialso came from within the chitpavan community.V D Savarkar,the founder of the Hindu nationalist political ideology hindutva is castiest and communal duba kor militant stealth political cult greed of power hating all the non-chitpavan brahimins which anger that is madness requiringtreatment in mental asylums, was a chitpavan brahmin. Several members of the chitpavan community were among the first to embrace d hindutvaideology, which they thought was a logical extension of the legacy of the Peshwas and caste-fellow Tilak. These chitpavans felt out of place with theJambudvipan social reform movement of Mahatama Phule and the m politics of Mr.M.K. hi. Large numbers of the community looked to Savarkar, the Hindu Mahasabha and finally the RSS. hi's ins Narayan Apte and Nathuram Godse, drew their inspiration from fringegroups in this reactionary trend.Therefore, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is saying 'the cultural ideny of all Indians is Hindutva' covering the above facts. On kobras (the konkanastha chitpavan brahmin Community) of West of the Country.The chitpavan or chitpawan, are brahmins nativeto the Konkan with a sizeable Christian Protestant. Until the 18th century,the chitpavans were not esteemed in social ranking,and were indeed considered by other brahmin tribes as being an inferior caste of brahmins.It remains concentrated in Maharashtra but also has potions all overthe Country and rest of the world, including (USA & UK.) According to Bene Israeli legend,the Chitpavan and Bene Israel are descendants from a group of 14 people shipwrecked off the Konkan coast. several immigrant groups including the Parsis, the Bene Israelis,the kudaldeshkar gaudbrahmins, and the Konkani saraswat brahmins, and the chitpavan brahmins were the last of these immigrant arrivals.The satavahanas were sanskritisers. It is possibly at their time that the new group of chitpavan brahmins were formed.Also, a reference to the chitpavan surnameghaisas, written in Prakrut Marathi can be seen on a tamra-pat (bronze plaque) of the Year 1060 A.D.belonging to the King Mamruni of Shilahara Kingdom, found at Diveagar in Konkan. With the accession of balaji bhat and his family to the supreme authority of the MarathaConfederacy, chitpavan immigrants began arriving en me from the Konkan to Pune where the Peshwa offered all important offices hisfellow-castemen. The chitpavan kin were rewarded with tax relief & grants of land. Historians cite nepotism & corruption as causes of thefall of the Maratha Empire in 1818. Richard Maxwell Eaton states that this rise of the chitpavans is a clic example of social rank rising with political fortune. Traditionally, the chitpavan brahmins were a community of astrologers and priests who offer religious services toother communities.The 20th century descriptions of the chitpavans list inordinate frugality, untrustworthiness, conspiratorialism, phlegmatism. Agriculture was the second major occupation in the community, practiced by the those who possess arable land. Later,chitpavans became prominent in various white collar jobs and business. Most of the chitpavan brahmins in Maharashtra have adopted Marathi as their language. Till the 1940s, most of the chitpavans in Konkan spoke a dialect called chitpavani Konkani in their homes.Even at that time, reports recorded chitpavani as a fast disappearing language. But in Dakshina Kannada District and Udupi Districts of Karnataka, this language is being spoken in places like Durga and Maala of Karkala taluk and also in places like Shishila and Mundaje ofBelthangady Taluk.There are no inherently nasalized vowels in standard Marathi whereas the chitpavani dialect of Marathi does have nasalized vowels. Earlier, the deshastha brahmins believed that they were the highest of all brahmins, & looked down upon the chitpavansas parvenus (a relative newcomer to a socioeconomic cl),barely equal to the noblest of dvijas. Even the Peshwa was denied the rights touse the ghats reserved for Deshasth priests @ Nashik on the Godavari.This usurping of power by chitpavans from the deshastha brahminsresulted in intense rivalry between the two brahmin communities which continued in late Colonial British India times. The 19th century records also mention Gramanyas or village-level debates between the Chitpavans, & two other communities, namely the Daivajnas, and theChandraseniya Kayastha Prabhus. This lasted for about ten years.Half a century ago,Dr.Ambedkar surve the existing data on the physical anthropology of the different castes in his book The Untouchables.He found that the received wisdom of a racial basis of caste wasnot supported by the data,e.g.:The table for Bengal shows that the chandal who stands sixth in thescheme of social precedence and whose touch pollutes, is not much differentiated from the brahmin. In Bombay the deshastha brahmin bears a closer affinity to the Son-Koli,a fisherman caste, than to his own compeer, the chitpavan brahmin.The Mahar, the Untouchable of the Maratha region, comes next togetherwith the Kunbi, the peasant. They follow in order the shenvi brahmin, the nagar brahmin and the high-caste Maratha. These results meanthat there is no correspondence between social gradation and physical differentiation in Bombay.A remarkable case of differentiation in skull and nose indexes, noted by Dr. Ambedkar, was found to exist between the brahmin and the (untouchable) Chamar of Uttar Pradesh.But this does not prove that brahmins are foreigners, because the data for the U.P. brahmin were found to be very close to those for the Khattri and the untouchable Chuhra of Punjab. If the U.P. brahmin is indeed foreign to U.P., he is by no means foreign to this country,at least not more than the Punjab untouchables. This confirms the scenario which we can derive from the Vedic and ItihAsa-PurANa literature:the Vedic tradition was brought east from d Vedic heartland by brahmins who were physically indistinguishable from the lowercastes there, when the heartland in Punjab-Haryana at its apogee exported its culture to the w Aryavarta (comparable to the plannedimportation of brahmins into Bengal and the South around the turn of the Christian era).These were just two of the numerous intra-Indianmigrations of caste groups. Recent research has not refuted Ambedkar,s views. A press report on a recent anthropological survey led by Kumar Suresh Singh explains:English anthropologists contended that the upper castes of India belonged to the Caucasian race and the restdrew their origin from Australoid types.The survey has revealed this to be a myth. Biologically & linguistically, we are very mixed, says Suresh Singh. The report says that the people of this country have more genes in common, and also share a large number of morphologicaltraits. There is much greater homogenization in terms of morphological and genetic traits at the regional level, says the report. For example, the brahmins of Tamil Nadu (esp.Iyengars) share more traits with non-brahmins in the state than with fellow brahmins in western ornorthern part of the country.The sons-of-the-soil theory also stands demolished. The Anthropological Survey of India has found no community in this country that cant remember having migrated from some other part of the countryternal migration accounts for muchof the country's complex ethnic landscape, while there is no evidence of a separate or foreign origin for the upper castes.Among other scientists who reject the identification of caste (varNa) with race on physical-anthropological grounds, we may cite Kailash C. Malhotra:Detailed anthropometric surveys carried out among the people of Uttar Pradesh,Gujarat, Maharashtra,Bengal and Tamil Nadu revealedsignificant regional differences within a caste and a closer resemblance between castes of different varnas within a region than betweensub-potions of the caste from different regions. On the basis of analysis of stature, cephalic and nasal index, H.K. Rak (1966) concludes that the brahmins of this country are heterogeneous & suggest incorporation of more than one physical type involving more thanone migration of people.A more detailed study among 8 brahmin castes in Maharashtra on whom 18 metric,16 scopic and 8 genetic markerswere studied, revealed not only a great heterogeneity in both morphological and genetic characteristics but also showed that 3 Brahmincastes were closer to non-Brahmin castes than [to the] other brahmin castes. P.P. Majumdar and K.C. Malhotra (1974) observed a great dealof heterogeneity with respect to OAB blood group system among 50 brahmin samples spread over 11 country states. The evidence thussuggests that varna is a sociological and not a homogeneous biological eny.
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