From: SHARAD PARANJAPE [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 24 January 2011 06:06
Subject: MARCH AGAINST CORRUPTION
When IAC had invited all of us to send suggestions for inclusion in the proposed Lok Pal Bill I had responded as below.
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"I have only one humble suggestion for the proposed Anti Corruption Bill or the Lokpal Bill. Can these bills have the same provisions as in the Anti Dowry or Anti-terrorism laws (TADA, PATA ETC), where a mere complaint or suspicion should be enough to arrest and proceed against the corrupt individual. It is true that some innocent people have suffered due to strong provisions in antidowry and anti-terrorism laws but dowry is no different from bribe or extortion. It is worth noting that dowry system or terrorism victimizes only a finite number of brides/individuals whereas the corruption victimizes the whole population of the country on account of loss of public revenue and inefficient/illegal actions of corrupt officials. Anti corruption bill should have even stronger provisions than anti dowry or anti terrorism laws."
Col SK Paranjape, Retd.
Sharad & Nandini Paranjape
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