Amid EVM hacking row, Mayawati seeks 2019 polls through ballot paper

Amid EVM hacking row, Mayawati seeks 2019 polls through ballot paper

So, who is Syed Shuja?

He claims EVMs can not be hacked using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth technology.

The Election Commission and political parties were invited to be at press meet but only Congress leader Kapil Sibal attended the event, he added. The BJP said Sibal's presence was a clear indication that the Congress had orchestrated the episode. Yadav said was quoted by ANI as saying, "If someone has raised a question then it must be thought that what is the reason that a developed country like Japan is not using EVMs. Nobody turned up for such demonstrations".

Section 505 (1)(b) reads: "Whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public.whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the state or against the public tranquility". The section provides for a maximum jail term of three years.

Even from the technological point of view, the self-proclaimed cybersecurity expert failed to give any tangible proof to back his claims of the EVMs being prone to hacking. "He was not credible and should not have been given a platform".

Shuja also claimed the NIA officer investigating Munde's death, Tanzil Ahmed, was planning to file an FIR noting he had been murdered, but was himself killed.

While Congress said Sibal was present in a personal capacity, the event's organiser, Ashish Ray of Indian Journalists Association (Europe), on Tuesday said, "Since invitations were sent to concerned party presidents, I surmised Mr Sibal had been sent as an observer to the press conference". "Not one of the masked speaker's accusations have so far been corroborated", it tweeted.

Hacker Syed Shuja also alleged that journalist Gauri Lankesh had been murdered to prevent her from revealing the conspiracy but offered no evidence

On the other hand, the government has rubbished the allegations of EVM hacking with Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad blaming the Congress party for the controversy.

"Is this not an insult to 90 million voters?"

The ECIL also wrote to the Election Commission, clarifying the same.

Dr Rajat Moona, the top technical expert with the Commission, had told NDTV that EVMs are "stand-alone machines which have absolutely no capability of transmitting or receiving any data through any wireless communication of any sort", which is why they are "tamper proof". ECI's EVMs are manufactured in secret conditions, are being used since 2006, & yield different results.

Shuja claimed that he and "his team" had realised the machines used in the 2014 polls were emitting signals - which they were not supposed to do - and had tried to blackmail BJP leaders in Hyderabad with the information.

"It is being separately examined as to what legal action can and should be taken in the matter", it said. "The charges made are very serious.They certainly need investigation".

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