Can’t suspend legislators facing rape charges: SC

A plea against MPs and MLAs who chargesheeted for crime against women has refused by Supreme Court today as declined to hear request for legislators’ suspension.

The apex court agreed for fast track courts to handle trials of rape cases and implementation of laws for safety of women.

On basis of the PIL, filed by former IAS officer Promilla Shanker, SC passed its order states and the Centre to explain within one month whether they are able to set up fast track courts for speedy disposal of rape cases, if yes then how.

“The issue of disqualification of MPs and MLAs is not in our jurisdiction,” a bench of justices said, reports said.
The apex court has no power to disqualify all lawmakers from national and state legislatures who are facing prosecution for crimes against women.

Referring to the prayer made in the petitions, court added that all is rest on government and Parliament, it can only give notice.

After the national outcry of the shocking and embarrassing Delhi gang-rape incident, the PIL comes in the light with huge protest against politics which adding more tainted men, giving tickets to those accused of crimes against women.

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