Right to vote a fundamental right; facet of freedom of speech and expression: Manipur High Court

The Court also observed that the voter’s right to know the antecedents, including criminal past of the candidate contesting election for MP or MLA, is much more fundamental and basic for survival of democracy.
Election Commission of India
Election Commission of India

In a judgment which could have serious impact in the arena of voting and election rights, the Manipur High Court recently held that casting of votes is a part of the voter’s right to freedom of speech and expression under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India [Thounaojam Shyamkumar vs Lourembam Sanjoy Singh].

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