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37 Sitting MPs & MLAs Declare Cases Under IPC 153A (Promoting Communal Tension )

22 September 2013 No Comment

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In the wake of the horrific communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, all the political parties continue to play a blame game against each other. Analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) however reveals how most political parties have been continuously giving election tickets to candidates who have declared charges of promoting enmity between religious groups (IPC 153A), destruction of religious places (IPC 295) and committing acts intended to outrage religious feelings (IPC 295A).

Summary and Highlights

Sitting MPs/ MLAs

·         Sitting MPs with cases under IPC 153A: 11 Sitting MPs have declared cases under IPC Section 153A. 9 out of the 11 MPs are from the Lok Sabha and 2 are members of the Rajya Sabha.

·         Sitting MLAs with cases under IPC 153A: 26 Sitting MLAs have declared cases under IPC Section 153A.

·         Sitting MPs with cases under IPC 295A: 3 Sitting MPs have declared cases under IPC Section 295A. (There may be an overlap between MPs and MLAs with cases under IPC 295A, IPC 295 and IPC 153A i.e. they are not mutually exclusive)

·         Sitting MLAs with cases under IPC 295A: 9 Sitting MLAs from various states have declared cases under IPC Section 295A. (There may be an overlap between MPs and MLAs with cases under IPC 295A , IPC 295 and IPC 153A i.e. they are not mutually exclusive)

·         Sitting MPs with cases under IPC 295:  3 Sitting MPs have declared cases under IPC Section 295. (There may be an overlap between MPs and MLAs with cases under IPC 295A, IPC 295 and IPC 153A i.e. they are not mutually exclusive)

·         Sitting MLAs with cases under IPC 295: 5 Sitting MLAs have declared cases under IPC Section 295. (There may be an overlap between MPs and MLAs with cases under IPC 295A, IPC 295 and IPC 153A i.e. they are not mutually exclusive)

·         Partywise MPs and MLAs with cases under IPC 153A: Among all parties, 14 BJP MPs and MLAs (7 MPs and 7 MLAs), 5 AIMIM MPs and MLAs (1 MP and 4 MLAs), 4 MPs and MLAs from SP (1 MP and 3 MLAs), 4 MLAs from TRS, 2 MLAs from JD(U) and 1 MLA each from INC, DMK, RJD, PMK have declared cases under IPC Section 153A. 1 MP each from TDP and VCK has also declared cases under Section 153A.

·         Statewise MPs and MLAs with cases under IPC 153A: 12 Uttar Pradesh MPs and MLAs (4 MPs from Lok Sabha, 1 MP from Rajya Sabha and 7 MLAs), 10 Andhra Pradesh MPs and MLAs (1 Lok Sabha MP, 1 Rajya Sabha MP and 8 MLAs), 4 MLAs from Bihar, 4 Karnataka MPs and MLAs (2 MPs and 2 MLAs, 3 Tamil Nadu MPs and MLAs (1 MP and 2 MLAs) have declared cases under IPC Section 153A.

 

·         Partywise MPs and MLAs with cases under IPC 295A: Among all parties, 5 BJP MPs and MLAs (1 MP and 4 MLAs) and 5 AIMIM MPs and MLAs (1 MP and 4 MLAs) have declared cases under IPC Section 295A. (There may be an overlap between MPs and MLAs with cases under IPC 295A, IPC 295 and IPC 153A i.e. they are not mutually exclusive)

DISCLAIMER:
  • This report is based on an analysis of the self sworn affidavits submitted by candidates, with the Election Commission of India, prior to contesting Elections.
  • ADR and NEW are not aware of the current status of the criminal cases declared by the candidates. We will know about their current status in case these candidates contest another election and submit a fresh affidavit.
Please find attached the detailed report. Also attached are the definitions of IPC Sections 153A, 295 and 295A.

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