The Unstoppable: Specially-abled Voter Exercises Right To Vote With His Foot In Indore

Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections

A specially-abled voter exercised his right to vote with his foot at a polling booth in Indore on Sunday and set an example for the people who restrict themselves of using their voting right.

Written By Asia News International | Mumbai | Updated On:

A specially-abled voter exercised his right to vote with his foot at a polling booth in Indore on Sunday and set an example for the people who restrict themselves of using their voting right. 

At the polling booth, the specially-abled voter proved that hands are not required to cast vote. He signed the register with his right foot and was inked on the left foot.

Voting was held in Indore on May 19.

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Earlier, twin sisters Sabah and Farah-- joined at the head since birth-- have earned the right to be treated as separate individuals with independent voting rights. Sabah and Farah, now 23 years old, will cast their votes on Sunday as per their respective choices; unlike the 2015 Bihar assembly polls when their names were inscribed on a single voter ID card and their vote was, consequently, treated as one.

The conjoined twins are enrolled in the electoral roll for Digha assembly segment under Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat which goes to polls on May 19.

Their touching story was recently shared by the Election Commission of India on its official twitter handle with the hashtag #Chunavkikahaniyan.

Read: Patna Conjoined Twins Now Hold Individual Voting Rights, Will Be Allowed To Cast Vote By Turns

"The twins cannot be denied their individuality on account of the way they are physically. They have different minds, different opinions and choices. Therefore, this time they have been issued separate voter ID cards and they will be allowed to cast their votes by turns," District Magistrate-Patna, Kumar Ravi told the media. 

He said the reason why they had been treated as a single voter could have been that it has to be secret ballot and no other individual is supposed to be present when one is casting his or her vote. 

However, the twins are conjoined in such a way that their heads are turned, always, in opposite directions.

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