India

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world.

Opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill across India

This map aims to give a sense of various news and social media reports that show the extent of opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill across India. Sources are multiple and varied and not mentioned here, as they are many and constantly updating and growing. This is more of a bird’s eye view and you …

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Human Rights Day observed on the streets of Jaipur protesting CAB and NRC

More than a 100 people gathered at the Gandhi Circle in Jaipur and rejected the discriminatory, violative of Article 14, anti Constitutional, challenging the foundation of the Constitution, called the CITIZENS Amendment Bill and NRC. People vowed to oppose both, till CAB would be withdrawn and NRC process dropped. The participants were clear that this …

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More than 1000 Citizens write to CM Devendra Fadnavis opposing proposed Aadhaar-Voter ID linking

The Times of India reported on July 22 that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had written to India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora regarding linking voter IDs with the Aadhaar number. The report quoted Fadnavis as saying “that this linkage will help prevent bogus and ensure that there is proper identification of voters”. A subsequent …

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Issues with calculating VVPAT Sample Size

Auditing VVPATs has been a headline issue in this election season. A delegation of 22 political parties requested the Election Commission to tally the EVM votes with the VVPAT slips for 50% of the booths in each constituency. The Election Commission rejected the request, leaving the delegation to move the Supreme Court with the same …

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Checking the latest provisional data from the Election Commission of India (with map)

After we published the previous analysis, the Election Commission of India took down their Final turnout data by state and replaced it with provisional nationwide turnout data by state. Apart from the absurdity of replacing non-detailed final turnout data with even less detailed provisional data after an elected government is sworn in on the basis …

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Comparison of Constituency-level “votes polled” & “votes counted” data #GeneralElections2019 #InteractiveMap

Update: The “final turnout” data has also been deleted by the ECI and replaced with provisional data. The investigative posts will be updated accordingly soon. The map below displays the comparison between votes polled and votes counted data for each Constituency in which elections were held during the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. To understand the …

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A scathing indictment of the once respected, now suspected Election Commission of India

This post has been based on the tweets of @kanwal33 To the once respected but now suspected Chief Electioner Commissioner of India Sunil Arora, India’s electorate as well as opposition political parties were apprehensive of foul play at your end. They’ve caught you red handed and found clear evidence that, in 373 constituencies, there is a …

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Consolidated Constituency and state level data of votes polled and votes counted – downloadable file

Votes are the currency of an election. Every vote polled is the right of a citizen exerted and the results decide who represents the people. This cannot be trivialized. There are various sources of information regarding votes cast and counted that provide checks against malpractice in determining the will of the people. It is concerning …

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