Criminalisation of politics

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Governance   Source: TH  Context: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) seeking action against political parties that fail to publish details of candidates’ criminal antecedents as ordered by the Supreme Court.   Meaning of Criminalization of Politics: The criminalisation of politics refers to …

Special courts to try MPs:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Special courts to try MPs Context: The Supreme Court has decided to examine questions regarding the legal jurisdiction of the special courts set up to exclusively prosecute Members of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies for various offences.   …