Persons with criminal background should not become policymakers: Madras HC opines [Read Order]

"Indian Democracy should not be tainted by criminals", the Court said while also querying after why the Government has not introduced a law to prohibit persons with criminal backgrounds from contesting elections.
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The Madras High Court was recently prompted to voice concern over the continuing criminalisation of politics in india, while querying after why the Centre is yet to enact a law to bar politicians with criminal backgrounds from contesting elections.

"Persons with criminal background should not become policymakers", emphasised a Bench comprising of Justices N Kirubakaran and M Velumani.

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