260 politicians face sex crime cases

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    It is like a suicide goal. As the outrage against the gang rape incident in Delhi grows, the Congress party on Friday asked the Election Commission to ban politicians accused in crimes against women from contesting elections.

    For the Congress, the problem is that 26 Congress politicians in various legislatures are charged with a heinous crime like rape. Given the overall scenario in the country, in the past five years, 260 candidates charged with crime against women have contested elections, with 26 of them from the Congress followed by 24 on the BJP ticket.

    Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary said, though parties themselves should deny tickets to persons involved in such heinous crimes, a dictate from the EC would be binding and ensure a level-playing field. Demanding social ostracising of rapists, she said a beginning should be made from politicians.

    According to a study conducted by the Association of Democratic Rights on the basis of affidavits filed by candidates over the past five years, 72 were independents, 16 from the SP and 18 from BSP. Ironically, maximum of such candidates (41) were fielded from Maharashtra followed by Uttar Pradesh (37) and West Bengal (22).

    The affidavits with the EC reveal that six serving MLAs declared that they have been charged with rape. Of these, three are from SP — Sribhagwan Sharma, Anoop Sanda and Manoj Kumar Paras — one from BSP, Mohd Aleem Khan, one from BJP, Jethabhai G Ahir, and one of TDP Kandikunta Venkata Prasad. Further, 36 other MLAs have declared that they have been charged with crime against women, including outraging and insulting the modesty of a woman and assault. Of them, six are from Congress, five from BJP and three from SP. Two Lok Sabha MPs — Semmalai S of AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and Adhikari Suvendu of Trinamool in West Bengal — have been charged with crime against women.

    Notwithstanding, demands to provide legal protection to witnesses to fast-track cases against rapists, recently a CBI special court in Chandigarh acquitted politicians and bureaucrats involved in the 2005 infamous Kashmir sex scandal, for want of witnesses either not appearing or turning hostile. The accused, Iqbal Khanday principal secretary, present Congress MLA and former minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir and Raman Mattoo former minister, along with alleged kingpin of the sex scam, had pleaded that their case be shifted to Chandigarh, saying lawyers were not coming forward to defend their cases in the Srinagar trial court.


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    Problem is systemic & there is no hope !

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    This is the REASON there is no concrete step taken by the govt since half the ministers sitting in parliament are criminals themselves and they dont want to be in jail.

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    260 politicians face sex crime cases


    So,wats new ??????:cool2::cool2::cool2:
     
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    The current political-constitutional set up is need of drastic change.Since we have criminals and corrupt netas in power the status quo will prevail.We need an Indian Spring.Change is never easy but it has to happen otherwise we will stagnate and PRC will have the last laugh.
     
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    Horny chaps.

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    awards them as an best indian if law cant work.
     
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    Pervy Politician needs to get his act together - Analysis - DNA

    Pervy Politician needs to get his act together
    Sunetra Choudhury | Agency: DNA | Sunday, July 10, 2011

    How is it that I’ve been a working woman for the last 12 years, that I am a post-graduate from a reasonably good college, that I have journalistically handled stories about sexual harassment quite frequently, yet I’m unable to identify it clearly as it happens?

    Let me just recount the events of the past week to help you understand. I’d been chasing a politician for an interview which he was avoiding. It wasn’t really a big, exclusive interview. He’d spoken to a rival channel and made wild allegations, and my editor wanted me to interview him as well. Dogged as we are, I landed at his place after he’d dodged my calls for 24 hours. I patiently sat with my cameraman while his flak catchers told me how busy “sir” had been all this while. “Sure, I just need five minutes,” I said.

    “So, you’ve managed to track me down,” he announced as we entered his study, accompanied by his young, female assistant. “But, sir, isn’t this the first time you named him?” I asked. “Well, you know, if you were to share a bed with me, then at night I’d be grinding my teeth and saying his name as well.”

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    Now, unlike many other journalists, I am not on back-slapping terms with any politician, least of all this one. I had heard that this one liked the ladies, but had never experienced his glad eye. I don’t know whether I was too focussed on getting my interview, or whether I was so relieved that I wouldn’t have to hear my editor banging on about not getting it, that I actually laughed at this comment, noticing in the midst of this giggle, that my colleague’s eyebrows had touched his receding hairline. I got my interview and was also regaled by the pervy politician’s other stories — how he would go to an unsavoury politician’s party because he got lots of women to show their legs and cleavage, how some woman danced the kamasutra dance for him and other lascivious tales.

    “You should have told him,” said my older, wiser colleague, “You should have said — is that what you say when you’re sharing your bed with your wife? Do you think he would have the balls to say this to a male reporter?” Suddenly, from being an empowered woman of the world, I had just become a victim. I didn’t even have the nerve to tell my colleague about the nervous laughter I had delivered instead of the tongue lashing the perve deserved. Maybe, a part of me just dismissed it as the mindless utterings of a foolish old man who was as helpless about it as he was about gas. Maybe, I was too shocked or not clever enough for a comeback, or maybe it had just happened too many times to all of us and we can’t be bothered with confrontation anymore. It was just easier to ignore it.

    Isn’t that why my colleague was stalked with text messages from a cabinet minister and still felt hesitant to complain? Isn’t that why a few years ago, when I was told by another source in between a story that it was the right biological time for me to have a child, I let it pass as acceptable conversation? Do you think I could have handled it assertively and yet not let it have disrupted my work? You tell me, I don’t know. I just hope that Mr Pervy Politician and his brigade reads this piece and is bright enough to figure out that I’m outing all of them. They should desist the next time, though, it’s unlikely they’ll only get a giggle.

    Sunetra Choudhury is an anchor/reporter for NDTV and is author of the election travelogue Braking News
     
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    If any party gives ticket to candidate facing these charges then EC should ban that party from contesting in that constituency for next 15 years. Unless such strict enforcement is in place which puts party to severe damage, there wont be any change.

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    The EC is but the handmaiden of the political party in power.

    It is a toothless organisation that barks but has no bite.

    We have seen their lacklustre approach in the last few elections where their writ remained on in words and no action!

    Everyone is not Seshan.
     

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