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对印度机构的攻击

新德里—在印度卡他塔克邦,邦长支持印度人民党(BJP)组建邦政府,尽管反对联盟在邦立法机关赢得了更多席位。这场正在进行中的争论引发人们关注宪法地位是如何降低到服务于印度执政党的政治利益的。

能够超然于激烈的政治斗争运行的强大的公共机构是民主的关键。但在过去四年中,在全世界最大的民主国家印度,这些堪称无价之宝的机构无不经受着威胁,因为咄咄逼人的BJP印度教沙文主义政府要巩固自己的权威。

我们先把邦长放在一边(BJP在2014年赢得选举后马上要求所有邦长辞职,以便为政治任命让路),先从司法系统开始,自1月份以来,司法系统一直饱受关注,最高法院的四位最高级别法官举行了一次前所未有的新闻发布会,质疑司法部长迪帕克·米斯拉(Dipak Misra)的案件分派。他们的评论暗指米斯拉把案件分派给他偏向的法官,据说(尽管从未公开宣称)这是为了确保结果有利于政府。

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