Voting Rights of Prisoners: Plea in SC challenges Section 62(5) of Representation of People Act

Shruti Mahajan April 18 2019
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A petition has been filed in Supreme Court challenging the vires of Section 62(5) of the Representation of People Act, 1951 (RP Act). The said provision prohibits a person confined in a prison from casting her vote.

The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition has been filed by one Aditya Prasanna Bhattacharya, a third-year law student from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

The petitioner appears to have piqued the interest of the Bench as it sought more . . .

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