Leaders accused of rape: poll law put on slow mode

The government appears to have slowed down on the proposal to disqualify candidates with criminal charges, such as rape and murder, framed by courts from contesting Parliament and assembly elections. Even after consulting with the state governments, NGOs and the election commission more than 16 months ago, the law ministry’s draft to amend the six-decade-old People’s Representation Act is gathering dust.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Leaders-accused-of-rape-poll-law-put-on-slow-mode/Article1-986928.aspx

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