Sunday, April 29, 2007

Representation of Peoples' Act

THE CRIMINALISATION OF politics and the politicisation of crime is a theme that has been endlessly debated in India, yet no effective practical solution is in sight.The Representation of the People Act, 1951, Section 8 provides for disqualification of persons on conviction for specified offences like capturing booths,terrorise voters etc., — and not on the basis of arrest or the registration and processing of a criminal case.These provisions can be misused by a high-handed political leader or party in government to get suppliant police officers to foist criminal cases on political adversaries.But amendments have to be brought to "Representation of Peoples' Act" although it has some negative sides.

Source : The Hindu

1 comment:

Selima said...

Good for people to know.