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    NHRC seeks amendments in Constitution to check corruption


    <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=450 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=news><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=450 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=450 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=news><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=450 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has decided to recommend amendments in the Constitution to check corruption. It wants to add "not to involve in corruption" in the fundamental duties enshrined in the Constitution.
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>The NHRC has prepared a report compiling all recommendations and will soon make the report public, sources in the commission said.
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    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>Apart from suggesting the amendments, the NHRC has decided to make several recommendations that include setting up fast track courts for speedy trials of graft cases and a law to provide security to whistle blowers. It would also seek India's endorsement of the United Nations Corruption Prevention Treaty.
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    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>NHRC report says: "There is a need to include a new section which should declare no person should be involved in corruption" as a fundamental duty.
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    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>The NHRC has also suggested expeditious disposal of graft cases. "To handle the corruption cases there is a need to set up fast track courts. Similarly, there is a need to review and improve the laws related with such cases and system," its report said.
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    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>Sources said the panel in its recommendations has given top priority on the need to protect whistle blowers exposing corruption in society.
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    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>"There is need to develop a system which can provide security and protect human rights of the witness and whistle blowers," says the NHRC suggestions.
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    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>Such system can be enforced by enacting a legislation which can be termed as Whistle Blower Act, the NHRC adds.
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    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2>The suggestions were prepared on the basis of a two day seminar "Impact of Corruption on Human Rights and Governance" which was inaugurated by President APJ Abdul Kalam last month. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR><TR><TD class=news vAlign=top colSpan=2></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


    Last edited by karira; 04-06-07 at 12:19 PM. Reason: Wrong article....



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