Vote hero

Hari Prasad, 42, Hyderabad
TARGETED FOR: Exposing loopholes in the EVMs
Aastha Atray Banan
PRASAD HAD made a video along with researchers from Michigan that revealed how Electronic Voting Machines could be tampered with. He also suggested corrective measures to the Election Commission. The wisdom, however, came at a price. In August 2010, he was accused of stealing an EVM and kept in police custody for eight days. ML Tahiliani, the judge who heard his case, says the government seemed more interested in apprehending Prasad than solving the EVM issue. Call it irony, Prasad still dreams of free and fair elections.