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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Jagdeep S. Chhokar
India's top court said Wednesday it will decide whether to suspend lawmakers facing sexual assault charges as thousands of women gathered at the memorial to independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi to demand stronger protection for their safety.
Indian lawmakers facing sexual-assault charges against women could be suspended from office if the country's top court rules in favor of a petition submitted following a gang-rape and murder that shocked the country.
Parties ran six candidates for the national parliamentary elections facing such charges, he said.
Six state lawmakers are facing rape prosecutions, and two national parliamentarians are facing charges of crimes against women that fall short of rape, said Jagdeep S. Chhokar, an official with the Association for Democratic Reforms, which tracks political candidates' criminal records.