Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fewer voters with a high degree

"You need at the polls or you will agree to be punished." This is the latest controversy triggered by the Government of Gujarat. Was Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, who put the ball in the controversial movement.

The Legislature of the State of Gujarat has recently led a law making compulsory in municipal facilities of the electorate in Gujarat. The law does not apply to elections to Parliament or Parliament apply.

The law provides that all eligible voters have absolutely their right to vote in local elections in the body of Gujarat. Failures, the load by the voters penalties. Faulty voters should explain reasons for his absence, and when they are out of the district at the time of the vote, has his absence.

The controversial law was also launched a national debate in India.

Eminent jurists created divided in their opinion on the impact of the law on the electoral system in India. Ram Jethmalani, an eminent jurist welcomes the fact stating that such actions are necessary for the effective functioning of democracy in India and is an innovative step in the right direction. But other political experts also believe that such actions are not appropriate for a country as large as India, the volume of the voters are illiterate. Furthermore, older people and people who are bedridden can not be bothered by these texts.

Electoral Commissioner of India strongly opposed the act itself, that just because a voter can not exercise their right to vote does not become a criminal.

Eminent political scientists and writers such as Asoka Mitran believe that India is a democracy, voters are not required to exercise their voting rights and communist countries such acts. But the former head of the election commission Gopal Swamy supports the act and said he did not believe that illiteracy is an obstacle to the application of these laws. According to available statistics, in Uttar Pradesh, voters in rural areas is significantly higher than the voters come from urban areas.

But in today's world, 32 countries have the right to vote in the elections binding. Of these, only three states used successfully perform the act and all other countries withdrew their respective laws.

In Australia elective hundred years ago and up to this point has been very successful there, almost 95% so far voters voted in the election of each of these, the realization of her voice as a legal and constitutional obligation.

The history of countries that have successfully implemented elective, countries with fewer voters with a high degree of literacy that success. But in the case of India is the largest democracy in the world, an open question whether the measure can be successfully applied, in which voters are more than three times the U.S. population, except that. Harassed by a high rate of illiteracy

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