Right to Vote: Election Commission asked to grant postal ballot rights to migrant labours

Five social liberties gatherings, working in the territory of access to rights and equity, have presented a reminder to the Election Commission asking it to give migrant workers the option to make their choice through the postal voting form.

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While the US allowed general grown-up establishment gradually, India moved from a prohibitive 15 per cent of Indians having (restricted) casting ballot rights to the all-inclusive grown-up establishment, driven by the transformative catalyst of the national development and the beliefs of correspondence and non-separation that it hurled.

At the point when it came to casting ballot rights, it was B R Ambedkar’s clearness of vision that brought about Article 326 of the Constitution, which not just given that decisions be hung based on the widespread grown-up establishment. However, guaranteed that elitist ideas of capabilities —, for example, property proprietorship — didn’t prohibit people from either casting a ballot or representing races. He underscored that, eventually, a just government was indivisible from the option to cast a ballot, and it was casting a ballot that would end up being (one of) the harbinger(s) of political instruction. India needs to recall this rich history.

Five social liberties gatherings, working in the territory of access to rights and equity, have presented a reminder to the Election Commission asking it to give migrant workers the option to make their choice through the postal voting form. They have said thusly, the survey board would be “making a stride towards a progressively comprehensive majority rule government, guaranteeing that each section of the grown-up and qualified Indian populace gets the chance to make their choice and isn’t rejected for reasons of exigencies of their calling”.

In a letter to boss political decision chief Sunil Arora, likewise set apart to Union law serve Ravi Shankar Prasad and secretary, authoritative office G. Narayana Raju, the gatherings said they were composing in the interest of ‘transient workers’ for their consideration as ‘informed balloters’ under Section 60(c) of the Representation of People Act, 1951 read with Part IIIA of the Conduct of Election Rules 1961.


Through the update, Anil Dharker and Teesta Setalvad of Citizens for Justice and Peace; Prafulla Samantara of Lok Shakti Abhiyan, Orissa; Samirul Islam of Bangla Sanskriti Mancha, West Bengal; Roma of All India Union of Forest Working People; and Zamser Ali of Bhartiya Nagarik Adhikar Suraksha Manch likewise featured the “sheer size of the human disaster that the COVID-19 pandemic driven lockdown released on this populace” of vagrant workers. They said one pivotal component for the Indian majority rule government to gain from their predicament must be to “secure them the privilege and office to cast a ballot”.

The notice likewise reminded the Election Commission that it has an established order to effectuate powerful democratic capacities for the general population. The survey board, it stated, has “empowered adaptable types of casting a ballot by presentation of postal polling forms for people incapable to cast a ballot at their enrolled voting public, extraordinary voters, administration voters, voters on unique obligation, which alludes to entomb alia people serving in the military, other resistance work force including their companions”. Putting forth a defense for the award of postal polling form offices for vagrant workers, the letter likewise reviewed how more than 16 lakh barrier faculty have been enrolled as administration voters, another classification of “truant voters” – which included fundamental laborers, voters over the age of 80 and people with handicaps – has been given access to postal voting form offices, and how people working with the Railways, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and media covering the races have been assigned as “basic specialists” to cast a ballot.

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Right to Vote: Election Commission asked to grant postal ballot rights to migrant labours
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Five social liberties gatherings, working in the territory of access to rights and equity, have presented a reminder to the Election Commission asking it to give migrant workers the option to make their choice through the postal voting form.
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