Voting Rights

  • Open Mike: Is it anti-democratic that soldiers posted in remote locations cannot vote during elections? 24-04-2014 08:57 PM

    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 02-03-2014 05:41 PM

    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 02-03-2014 04:53 PM

    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 02-12-2013 08:25 AM

    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 02-09-2013 06:33 PM

    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...
  • NRIs to get right to vote in Indian elections: PM 08-01-2012 09:24 PM

    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...
  • NRIs' response on voting rights not good: Ravi 05-01-2012 03:54 PM

    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...
  • Saudi women to run, vote without male approval 29-12-2011 08:24 AM

    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...
  • NRIs to get voting rights by 2014 elections: PM 08-01-2010 11:30 PM

    An estimated $50 bn came in as remittances in 2007-08 from NRIs. ...