S Y Quraishi
News  /  Published 12.03.22

Bengali version of population book busts Muslim growth myth

Between 1951 and 2011 Census, a net increase in the Muslim population in India was 13.6 crore. That of Hindus was 67.6 crore The fertility rate, the number of children a woman would have in her lif...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 31.01.22

All together: EC and govt

It is slow work — subverting independence. That the work is in progress was indicated by the remarks of the Union law minister, Kiren Rijiju, about ‘coordination’ of constitutional b...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 26.01.22

Ex-CEC criticises electoral system

Former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi, ex-Supreme Court judge Madan B. Lokur and several others have criticised the electoral system and the lack of checks on executive overreach that leave...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.01.22

It's 'coordination' over 'independence' for Rijiju

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday appeared to place “coordination” over the “independence” of constitutional bodies, weeks after a government summons to the election c...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.01.21

IIT experts nudged to speak up on EVMs

Former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi on Monday questioned the silence of the Election Commission’s technical experts committee on the complaints and suspicions aired repeatedly about...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


India  /  Published 28.03.19

'Ideal if officer, not minister, makes announcements'

Former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi has said that any unavoidable announcement once the model code of conduct has kicked in should ideally be made by an official and not the minister so t...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.03.19

EC voluntary code for social media draws flak

The Election Commission’s voluntary code of ethics drew flak at a panel discussion on “Political campaigning on social media and issues of paid news”, organised by East and South Delhi’s distr...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.02.19

Lack of political will has held back election reforms: ex-poll panel chief

Many electoral reforms are pending for lack of political will or plain lethargy, former Election Commission chief S.Y. Quraishi has written.Quraishi has edited a collection of essays, The Great March ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.08.19

What a monkey did after drinking from a tap

Sir — The former chief election commissioner, S.Y. Quraishi, recently tweeted a video showing a monkey drinking water from a tap and then shutting the water off once he had had his fill. Quraishi ri...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 04.11.18

Ex-CEC asks voters to be alert about names missing

Former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi on Sunday said disappearance of names from voter lists might be “deliberate” or not and asked citizens to check electoral rolls ahead of polling da...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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