The Election Commission (EC) of India on May 4 announced that they would hold ‘EVM Hackathon’ by the end of this month so as to put an end to all the criticism and skepticism that is surrounding the functioning of the electronic voting machines (EVMs).
The EC is making sure that no doubt is left in anyone’s mind regarding the credibility of the EVMs and have thus made the event an open challenge, where anyone can take part.
They have also suggested that they might send invitations to experts, scientists, technocrats, and even representatives of various political parties to hack the machines so they can be satisfied.
The EC has always maintained that EVMs are tamper-proof and thus there is no credibility to the claims that they are being hacked during elections.
In the past few months many political parties like AAP, BSP, and even few members of the Congress, have alleged tampering of the EVMs during the recent Assembly elections.
The EC had conducted a similar EVM hackathon back in 2009, but no one was able to hack the EVMs at that point.