Despite landmark order of apex court , whether reform in the Indian parliament be possible ,only time will tell.

India’s Supreme Court has taken a “big step to clean
politics” by ordering that trials against politicians must be completed
within a year, papers say.

If a trial
court fails to do so, judges will have to explain the reasons for the delay to
the high court, the top court said.
Last year,
the Supreme Court barred lawmakers from elections if found guilty of offences
carrying a jail term of at least two years.
Indian politics has been beset by corruption scandals in
recent years
. More than 150 MPs in the 543-seat lower
house of parliament are said to be facing criminal charges.
The Times of India says “the Supreme Court on
Monday took a second big step towards cleansing the political process”.
“This
order will also have a sanitising effect on political parties and ensure that
they do not field candidates with criminal background,” it adds.
Praising the order, The Pioneer says the order “will not only serve the cause of justice in
general but also help de-criminalise Indian politics in particular”.
The Hindustan Times echoes similar sentiments,
saying the court has “made yet another intervention in the issue that
could have far-reaching ramifications…
This would ensure that lawmakers don’t enjoy membership
of the legislative body despite being charged with a heinous offence”.
The paper adds that “rulings like the one given on
Monday will give the movement for cleaner candidates a much-needed boost”
.

2 comments on Despite landmark order of apex court , whether reform in the Indian parliament be possible ,only time will tell.

  1. India's Supreme Court has taken a "big step to clean politics" by ordering that trials against politicians must be completed within a year, papers say.If a trial court fails to do so, judges will have to explain the reasons for the delay to the high court, the top court said.Last year, the Supreme Court barred lawmakers from elections if found guilty of offences carrying a jail term of at least two years.Indian politics has been beset by corruption scandals in recent years. More than 150 MPs in the 543-seat lower house of parliament are said to be facing criminal charges.Undoubtedly this step of Apex court is applauding and will bring up betterment of society if implemented honestly otherwise concerned will only say matter is concerned with judiciary so we can't interfere because of independence of judiciary.

  2. How much serious condition is that 150 member of parliament have criminal record. If this order of Supreme court was seriously implement without coming into undue pressure ,then undoubtedly it will bring up great change but no one wants to reform the system as most of accountable functionaries in this country are corrupt. These corrupt politicians takes under pressure all the party and most surprising is that all the parties whoever may be if in government ,then it supports the criminals as they are source of back door income.

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