Supreme Court To Pronounce Judgment On Petitions Seeking 100% Verification Of Votes Recorded EVM-VVPAT Today

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The Supreme Court will pronounce its judgment today on a batch of petitions seeking 100 percent verification of the votes recorded in the Electronic Voting Machines(EVMs) with the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips. A bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta had reserved its judgment on the batch of petitions including one by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) on April 18 after concluding extensive hearing for two days. 
The hearing in the matter had concluded on April 18, and the verdict was reserved the same day to be pronounced on April 24. On April 24 the court put a hold on its judgement and sought further clarification from the Election Commission (EC) on certain crucial points. During the hearing, the bench asked the ECI about the workings of the EVMs and VVPATs and their security features.

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