The Election Commission of India has staunchly defended that the electronic voting machines are non-tamperable as advanced technology and strict measures have been adopted and put into use by the ECI, which they stated in the Affidavit to the SC.
The ECI said that if the VVPAT slips will be counted manually then there is a chance of human error and mischief. The ECI said it would be retrogression in a way.Election Commission of India
The petitioner had additionally asked for the court to declare that every citizen of the country will have the fundamental right to verify their vote so as to ensure the same has been recorded as cast and counted as recorded.
The ECI responded to this by saying that there exists no such fundamental right and the ratio that is being relied upon by the petitioner was not correct.
The ECI revealed that till today, 38156 randomly selected VVPATS have been tallied, and not a single case of transfer of vote of one candidate to another has been found.
Last month, the bench led by Justice Khanna had asked the petitioner whether they were suspicious, but despite the same, the petitioner pressed for the cross verification.
Case Title: – Association of Democratic Reforms v. Election Commission of India & Anr. | Writ Petition (Civil) No. 434 of 2023
Written By:- Shianjany Pradhan