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Voting time won’t be brought ahead due to Ramzan or heat; Supreme Court dismisses petition

The Supreme Court bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjeev Khanna said the time of polling is scheduled 7 AM – 6 PM; one can vote early in the morning


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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition urging that the Election Commission be directed to start the poll for the seventh phase of Lok Sabha election at 5:30 AM instead of 7 AM. The reasons cited in the petition were the raging heat of the Indian summer in large parts of the country and the Islamic holy month of Ramzan.

The bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Sanjeev Khanna dismissed the petition saying that the time of polling is scheduled from 7 AM to 6 PM and voters can exercise their franchise early in the morning.

The bench told the petitioner, advocate Mohammad Nizamuddin Pasha, “We cannot get into poll times. It is the Election Commission’s call. There may be logistical issues.”

Earlier, on 5 May, The Election Commission of India had rejected the request to bring ahead the poll timing of 7 AM to 5 AM during Ramzan observed by Muslims.

The EC said it was not “feasible to alter the existing hours of the poll for the 5th, 6th and 7th phases of general elections”.

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