The Chhattisgarh election office has asked the Election Commission to consider relaxing a rule requiring the use of indelible ink for voters
■ The semi-permanent ink is applied to the forefinger of electors to prevent them from voting more than once
■ The stain lasts several days before starting to fade
■ Maoists are opposed to the electoral process and have in the past attacked people who voted
■ The use of indelible ink makes it easy to identify people who have exercised their franchise.
■ In 2013, there were 58 incidents of Maoist violence during elections in Chhattisgarh