Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding criminalization of politics in India, 25/09/2018

  • 25/09/2018

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Public Interest Foundation & Others Vs Union of India dated 25/09/2018 regarding the increasing trend of criminalization of politics in India. The issue that emerged for consideration befre the Apex Court was whether disqualification for membership of candidates can be laid down by the Court beyond Article 102(a) to (d) and the law made by the Parliament under Article 102(e).

Supreme Court said that the Parliament " must make law to ensure that persons facing serious criminal cases do not enter into the political stream. It is one thing to take cover under the presumption of innocence of the accused but it is equally imperative that persons who enter public life and participate in law making should be above any kind of serious criminal allegation. The nation eagerly waits for such legislation, for the society has a legitimate expectation to be governed by proper constitutional governance."

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