I Did NOT vote today.. and my entire family did not vote.. my friend questioned me on this..
I asked him “what is the proof you have for your vote”.. he told he has gone to voting booth and pressed a button for his party of choice..
i asked him “But where is the physical proof of your vote.. your vote now lies only as some electronic signal.. which can be changed to any way instantly, if one wants”..
he agreed and asked what is the solution.. i told him, we have to return to ballot papers..
he then ridiculed me “You are asking for return to trunk call, in an era of smart phone.. we have to adopt the latest technology “..
“I told him, that it is an era of smart phone viruses too.. its an era of advanced hacking.. Even Germany did not use EVM.. they use ballot papers.. Is India more advanced than them? ” i asked..
he could not answer again..
i then continued..
“the duty of democracy (as he believes) does not end with voting alone.. the real duty is in understanding the voting process and ensuring that your vote is secured and not manipulated.. you are in IT field, and you are NOT aware of these possibilities of manipulation.. all electronic machines can be electronically controlled in this technologically advanced world .. and EVM s can be controlled and manipulated from america through satellite.. “..
My friend was taken back and escaped saying “I should not have asked you this question..” he is not even able to understand what i am saying..
In the nation of idiots, only foxes and scoundrels rule..