EC excludes that the timing of the polls is above Ramzan

NEW DELHI: The Electoral Commission Has Rejected A Representation Looking For Preparations To Prepare The Beginning Of Voting During The Next Three Stages Of General Election From 7:00 AM To 4:30 AM/5 AM To Help Muslims Exercise Their Vote In The Holy Month From.

The EC Verwierp The Vertegenwoordiging Van Advocaat Mohd Nizamuddin Pasha, Wiens PIL Over The Kwestie Werd Gevraagd Te Worden Behandeld Als Een Vertegenwoordiging Door The SC.

Pasha Had Gezegd Dat Moslims Tijdens Ramzan Tussen 03.00 En 04.00 Uur Voedsel Nemen, En The Hele Dag Vasten, Dat Het Moeilijk Voor Hen Is Om Te Stemmen Als The Zon Op Is En The Hittegolfcondities In Het Land Te Intensiveren. Hij Had Gezegd Dat Het Voorbereiden Van The Stemtijd Moslims Zou Toestaan ​​te Stemmen Na Het Aanbieden Van Ochtendgebeden En Geen Hitteslag Overdag Te Riskeren.

The EC said it had factored in all conditions before fixing the poll schedule from 7 am to 6 pm, which is 11 hours against a minimum requirement of 8 hours of voting.

It said polling officers at poll booths work around 15-16 hours, which includes mock voting on EVMs in the presence of polling agents to verify correctness of voting machines prior to commencement of voting. The EC said it would not be possible to prepone voting to 4.30/5 am in the next three phases of polling.

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