Indian Elections: The Security Paradigm

Indian Elections: The Security Paradigm As the most populated democracy in the World with electoral strength of 814 million voters, general elections in India are a complex organizational, logistics and security exercise. Thus it is no surprise that these have been spread over a period of a month in multiple phases to ensure that free and fair polling is conducted. During this period, Election Commission (EC) of India has overriding powers in all functions related to elections and can transfer officers and move paramilitary and police forces to ensure impartial conduct of polls generating confidence in the people that their vote will be decisive. This is particularly so as many would be voting with threat to life and limb particularly in areas affected by insurgency such as Jammu and Kash...
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