Writ filed to ensure voter rights of prisoners

2019-10-09 at 18:25

A writ petition has been filed before the Court of Appeal for an order to be issued to ensure the voting rights of all prisoners, at the upcoming Presidential Election and at future polls.

The petition was filed by the Organization to Protect the Rights of Prisoners.’

The writ petition claims the Fundamental Rights of prisoners are violated by not allowing them to vote at elections. The Commissioner General of Prisons, Chairman of Elections and members of the Election Commission have been named as respondents in the petition.