EVMs will be kept in movie theatre and Thugs Of Hindostan will be screened to keep them safe from hackers: Chief EC

01, Feb 2019 By Guest Patrakar

New Delhi. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has said that Electronic Voting Machines, EVM, are tamper-proof and it is high time that all rumor-mongering about the possibility of tampering it in any way, be stopped immediately.


He said that EVM machines are in use for more than two decades, and on request from political parties, use of VVPAT machines have been started. But as a precautionary measure, Sunil Arora had decided a unique plan of action to prevent hackers from getting their hands on EVM machines.

He has asked his team to put all EVM machines inside a movie theatre before 10 days of elections and start screening Thugs Of Hindostan inside the theatre. This will prevent people from entering the theatre and get their hands on EVMs subsequently.

Indian Bollywood actor Aamir Khan looks on during a press conference following the broadcast of his television programme "Satyamev Jayate" in Mumbai on May 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STR

Sunil ji was pretty aware of the public response of Thugs and is pretty sure that no person will enter the theatre if the movie is played. Some political parties also came up with suggestions of movies like Zero, Jab Harry Met Sejal, Accidental Prime Minister, and the Chief EC has ensured that depending on the public response they will rotate the movies to be screed in the multiplexes.

Sunil Ji’s statement has come as a big relief to the people of India who were losing hope on democracy with the constant fear that EVMs can be hacked and any political party can take advantage of the same.