Supreme Court Issues Notices in PIL Challenging Sec 62(5) of RP Act Denying Prisoners Right to Vote 

A bench of Chief Justice UU Lalit, Justices Ravindra Bhat and Bela M. Trivedi issued notices n a petition challenging Section 62(5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which denies prisoners the right to vote.  According to the petition, using incarceration as a yardstick to disenfranchise people has several drawbacks, including depriving under-trials

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