Whoops, my faith in India is shaken
Thousands of people who have been denied the right to exercise their franchise have no remedy against the injustice committed on them by the election officers.
Though the right to vote is a statutory right, the Supreme Court has held that its breach "should not come in the way of the process of fulfiling the high objective of bringing into existence a House or an institution contemplated by the Constitution for enabling democratic functioning of the country".
So who is a voter?
The first and foremost requirement for being a voter is that his or her name must figure in the electoral rolls.
If the name is missing, the right to vote by such a person ceases to exist, even if he or she is carrying the photo identity card issued by the Election Commission.
Though the apex court had, in several judgments, deprecated lapses in properly revising the electoral rolls, it has not bestowed the right on a victim voter to seek judicial remedy against such a grave offence. -- No remedy for missing names (The Times of India)