SC refuses to entertain PIL looking for on-line voting

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 22

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a PIL looking for on-line digital voting and requested the petitioner to method the federal government along with his plea.

“We are not going into all this. We allow you to withdraw the petition with liberty to file a representation,” a Bench headed by Chief Justice India SA Bobde informed the counsel for petitioner Barun Biswas throughout a digital listening to.

Interestingly, the counsel stored on arguing whereas being on mute. “Look at your problems in arguing before us in video-conferencing. How can we ask a common man to vote electronically?” the Bench famous.

In a separate verdict the highest courtroom dismissed one other PIL difficult the Bombay High Court’s choice to uphold a High Powered Committee’s (HPC) advice towards releasing on emergency parole prisoners convicted of offences punishable with lower than seven-year imprisonment below numerous particular legal guidelines.

However, the highest courtroom stated, “It would still be open for the petitioners (National Alliance for People’s Movement and others) to obtain necessary statistics and if any modification of the guidelines is necessary in future, they will be at liberty to submit an appropriate representation to the HPC which would in that circumstance look into the same and arrive at a conclusion at its discretion depending on the need or otherwise to modify its guidelines.”

Another Bench headed by Justice RF Nariman dismissed a petition looking for instructions for the general public sector banks to invoke private ensures of the defaulters by attaching their non-public properties.

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