Published on: December 22, 2021

ELECTION LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021

ELECTION LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021

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http://simplecommunion.com/tag/inspiration/page/3 The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was recently passed in Union Legislature

DETAILS

The main aim of the bill – Enables the linking of electoral roll data with the Aadhaar ecosystem. It is not compulsory or mandatory

GOVERNMENTS VIEW

  • Solve the problem of multiple enrolments of the same person at different places
  • Streamline alterations in EPIC during change of ordinary residence by the electors
  • The incidence of multiple entry could also be eliminated which is required in participative democracy
  • Will purify electoral rolls and will consequently reduce electoral malpractices.

OPPOSITION

  • Supreme Court has made it clear that the Aadhaar card Scheme is purely voluntary and it cannot be made mandatory
  • Violates the fundamental right to privacy as defined by the Supreme Court in the judgment
  • Disenfranchising some people and profile the citizens
  • Aadhar document that reflects residence, not citizenship. You’re potentially giving the vote to non-citizens