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Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     24 January 2010

Women in Purdahs can't be issued voter ID card

The Supreme Court said that a burqa-clad woman cannot be issued voter ID cards. The Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice Deepak Verma observed that a person in burqa could not be allowed to vote as it would create complications in identifying voters. 

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ankush srivastava (advocate)     24 January 2010

in my opinion...this verdict is absolutely true..

before any law...there is security of the citizens first....a deep thought

Anish goyal (Advocate)     24 January 2010

Challenga was that it violates fundamental right under article 25. Supreme court has said that burqa is not essential to muslim religion.

sunil pagare (lawyer)     24 January 2010

To prevent bogus voting election card necessary &compulsary.It is for identical purpose.Its a right Judgement.

Bhartiya No. 1 (Nationalist)     24 January 2010

Impersonation in all fields will be curbed.

Dilip Kumar Borah (Manager-Land)     25 January 2010

 It is a right decision of the Supreme Court. The observation of the Bench is also true,' The photograph is for identification of a voter. If someone comes to vote in a burqa and the photograph was taken with veil covering the face, how would anyone identify the voter?'. As reported in the Times of India, All India Muslim Personal Law Board senior member is also of the view that though purdah is compulsory for women under the Shariat, Islamic law does gives conditional permission under special circumstances. Even a number of Muslim groups hailed the decision citing the fact that when they have no objection to photos for passport for going to Haj, why should they object to the same for this. Anyone objecting to the judgement must understand the importance of identification for voting purposes and must show the alternatives for identification.

Swami Sadashiva Brahmendra Sar (Nil)     31 January 2010

The judgment is correct and justified in all respect.

 Even the apex body of islam has happily supported the judgment and declared that there is no violation of sariat in making photograph without burqa.


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