SC rejects 100% verification of the votes recorded in EVMs with the VVPAT slips

The Supreme Court (SC), dealing with writ petitions seeking directions to tally Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with votes cast through Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during elections, while noting that such directions cannot be sought based on mere suspicions of hacking & manipulations, rejected the plea. Though, the SC denied to grant relief as asked by the petitioners, it directed certain measures to be undertaken by the Election Commission of India and other authorities to make EVMs fool-proof.