ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Prisoners’ Right to VoteSubscribe to Prisoners’ Right to Vote

Suffrage in Shackles

After 72 years of adopting universal adult franchise in its Constitution, India has remained unperturbed to the cause of voting rights of prisoners. The latest judicial decisions regarding the issue also justify disenfranchisement using the same line of thought as was used in the colonial times. India has progressed enough to now look for alternatives to the present setting so as to enable enfranchisement for Indian prisoners both in principle and practice.

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