General Elections 2024: Supreme Court Dismisses All Petitions Seeking 100% Verification Of VVPAT Slips

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has rejected petitions seeking 100% verification of votes cast on Electronic Voting Machines with paper slips generated through the VVPAT method.

The two-judge bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Dipankar Datta delivered a unanimous verdict.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court said it could not control the elections or issue any directions solely based on doubts about the reliability of EVMs. The court reserved its decision on a set of petitions alleging that EVMs could be tampered with to influence election outcomes.

“We went through the FAQs. We just wanted three-four clarifications. We don’t want to be factually wrong but doubly sure in our findings and hence we thought of seeking clarification,” the bench told additional solicitor general Aishwarya Bhati, who appeared for the Election Commission of India (ECI).

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