On How lawbreakers become lawmakers

Excerpts from an article in the hindustantimes. com, full reference below. Original article by: Ajai Pasricha.

…’When it comes to fielding ‘criminals’ in an election, all political parties share a common manifesto.  The fallout and its irony: 112 MPs charged with murder, kidnapping, assault and rioting will, for the next five years, debate laws.’

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…’The law says those accused of crimes cannot be disbarred unless they are convicted; and they cannot be convicted unless law-enforcing agencies move with speed and intent. Neither speed nor intent is a virtue of the Indian process. A lifetime can pass between the filing of a charge sheet and a conviction.’

Read more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/no-stopping-them-how-lawbreakers-become-lawmakers/article1-1229302.aspx

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