Voting Rights

  • Open Mike: Is it anti-democratic that soldiers posted in remote locations cannot vote during elections? April 24, 2014

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Vijay Chowk in New Delhi as a part of special series 'Open Mike' and takes views of ex-servicemen on the voting right for soldiers. ...
  • CJ Tabu demands voting rights for Transgenders March 2, 2014

    Tabu, a transgender based in Delhi, has turned a CJ to demand the right to vote. She along with her community members want the government to recognize their right to vote ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and appeal that they be treated on par with other citizens of the...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show March 2, 2014

    This week, CJ's showcase the power of a mobile phone by exposing corrupt officials pocketing bribe. Also, transgenders fight for their voting rights ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha polls, builder-buyer issues, your pictures and much more. ...
  • Delhi: Transgender voters fight hard, demand they be treated equally December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: It is a forgotten community and an almost forgotten vote bank, but nearly 1 lakh transgenders will be voting in Delhi on December 4. They have just one basic demand, that is to be treated equally. Delhi's transgender community is fighting to be recognised as the third sex....
  • Bangladesh cabinet bars 1971 war criminals from voting September 2, 2013

    In another blow to Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jammat-e-Islami, the cabinet, on Monday, decided to strip the voting rights of people convicted of "crimes against humanity" during the 1971 liberation war. "The cabinet has approved the proposal to permanently erase from the voters list the names of those convicted under the Bangladesh Collaborators...
  • NRIs to get right to vote in Indian elections: PM January 8, 2012

    Jaipur: Fulfilling the long-standing demand of its diaspora, India on Sunday said it would allow Non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote and participate in the election process. He also listed the number of initiatives undertaken by the government like voting rights for NRIs and the new Pension and Insurance Scheme among others....
  • NRIs' response on voting rights not good: Ravi January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Admitting that response from Non-Resident Indians on voting rights has not been encouraging, Union Minister Vayalar Ravi on Thursday said Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry is in talks with the Election Commission to simplify process of registering themselves for exercising the right. The Ministry would try to resolve the problems...
  • Saudi women to run, vote without male approval December 29, 2011

    Riyadh: Women in Saudi Arabia will not need a male guardian's approval to run or vote in municipal elections in 2015, when women will also run for office for the first time, a Saudi official said on Wednesday. The change signifies a step forward in easing the kingdom's restrictions against women,...
  • NRIs to get voting rights by 2014 elections: PM January 8, 2010

    It has been a familiar refrain from the Indian diaspora at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, an estimated $50 billion came in as remittances in the year 2007-08 but just why are we not allowed to have a say in who governs the country ask the non resident Indians. ...
  • Tamil Nadu's gypsies demand right to vote March 25, 2009

    Cuddalore: March 25 (IANS) Over 100 tribals of Tamil Nadu's Narikkorava (gypsy) community held a demonstration here on Wednesday, demanding the right to vote, police said. "This near illiterate gypsy tribe could not cast their votes so far due to their nomadic character, though they were issued ration cards 10...