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Principle: Anyone Who Induces Or Attempts to Induce a Voter to Vote in a Particular Manner on the Ground that the Voter Will Face Divine Displeasure, Shall Be Guilty of Offence of Interfering - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Anyone who induces or attempts to induce a voter to vote in a particular manner on the ground that the voter will face divine displeasure, shall be guilty of the offence of interfering with the free exercise of the right to vote.

Facts: During the election campaign period one candidate X told the voters that if they do not vote for her, voters will be cursed because the election candidate is God‘s own child and those who do not vote for her, will not be liked by God.

Options

  • X has committed an offence 

  • X has not committed an offence because she only narrated what she felt 

  • X has not committed an offence because she has freedom of speech and expression 

  • X has not committed an offence because she did not compel anyone to vote for her 

Solution

X has committed an offense

Explanation:

X has committed an offense because the principle is clear that anyone who induces or attempts to induce a  voter to vote in a particular manner on the ground that the voter will face divine displeasure commits the offense of interfering with the free exercise of the right to vote.   

Concept: Indian Constitution (Entrance Exams)
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