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Super Supreme Court announced to delay cases against politicians forever

25, Sep 2013 By Pagal Patrakar

New Delhi. After clearing an ordinance that saved an MP/MLA from losing his parliamentary/assembly seat even if convicted in a criminal case by a lower court, the union cabinet has now cleared an ordinance that will create some extra levels of courts above the Supreme Court.

This will allow a convicted politician to keep on appealing against the conviction in higher courts, and thus delay the case against him or her forever.

Supreme Court of India
No longer supreme?

“A back of the envelop calculation shows that if we add a few extra levels of hierarchy in the judicial system, a convicted politician will die his natural death before the highest court of the country pronounces a final verdict on him,” a government source explained.

“This assuming that the crime was done in the juvenile age,” the source further explained, “And even if he lives too long, we can always have review petitions or we can add a couple of levels more in the judiciary.”

As part of this ordinance, a “Super Supreme Court” will be established immediately through an act of the Parliament.

“Every level added above the existing Supreme Court will take cases only against elected representatives,” the source told Faking News, “Rest of the India will have to agree on the final authority of the Supreme Court. This is in line with special privileges extended to the elected representatives.”

“We could make a few exceptions, e.g. the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case could be transferred to the Super Supreme Court and beyond,” the source said.

Apart from “Super Supreme Court”, other levels of courts planned are “Awesome Court”, “Epic Court”, and “God Level Court”.

The decision by the government has been met with public and media outrage, but there were some voices in support too.

“Why are we so much against the criminals? Robinhood was also a criminal, but he was the first one to implement Direct Cash Transfer scheme. Let’s not be prejudiced against criminals, because they are not necessarily communal,” Congress leader Digvijay Singh extended his support to the ordinance.