The Association for Democratic reforms has reported that there are nearly 370 politicians who have been charged with sexual crimes including rape and sexual harassment charges!
At a time when the whole country has risen to demand safe conditions for women and social security it is appalling to see that so many of our political leaders are themselves guilty of the very crimes we look to them to stop !
It is absolutely imperative that these criminalized politicians be de-recognized of their ministerial posts and party tickets. We demand of the Indian government such changes to the representation of people's act which can bring about an effective cleansing of the polity of such criminal elements. The first step to take is obvious, these 369 politicians must be de-recognized as a first punitive step.
We propose that till the crimes are proven, these politicians must be suspended from all political life. In case the charges are proven, they must be completely de-recognized and due legal process must be completed.
Whilst this may be an important start, we must remember that there are several possibly hundreds more names who have yet to surface. Let this petition be a first step in starting a campaign for the decriminilization of politics in India. All those who have misused and abused their position of power to assault the dignity of our women folk must be punished !
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