On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 11:54 PM, Dhaval S. Vyas <dsvyas@gmail.com> wrote:

This is little strange, I can understand that voting and nominations are members only regime but why the community is not allowed to participate even in Q&A is not clear to me.

If it is so, there should be no wiki page or onwiki discussion, or login process on wikimedia.in should be membership number based.

As you all know, we at WMIN Elecom initially thought about opening it for all . But  a member  informed us non-members of a society must not interfere with its election process and opening Q&A with candidates to non members is a violation of this . We asked WMIN to cross check it and as per the advice we received  we restricted the privilege for asking questions to members alone . But the pages will remain open for observing the election process for community .

It is documented here http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Talk:Elections2014#Communications_with_EC_and_Mailing_Lists_about_New_Account_Creation_Blocking

If any community members interested in chapter affairs ,  take a membership and participate in next year elections