Indian Corruption










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Corruption in Religious institutions

In India, corruption has also creeped into religious institutions belonging to all denominations. It is said that there are ome members of the Church who are make money by selling Baptism certificates. For this the group of church leaders and activists have launched a campaign to combat the corruption within churches. Among Indian Muslims is the recent "cash for fatwas scandal" which was a major affair that exposed the Imams of the Islamic ulama accepting bribes for issuing random, mostly often nonsensical fatwas. The effects are chief economic consequences of corruption have inculcated the loss to the exchequer, an unhealthy climate for investment and an increase in the cost of government-subsidised services.

A Times of India study estimates that monetary value of petty corruption in upto 11 basic services provided by the government, like education, healthcare, judiciary, police, etc which is to be around Rs.21,068 crores. India today still ranks in the bottom quartile of developing nations in terms of the ease of doing business, and compared to China and other lower developed Asian nations, the average time taken to secure the clearances for a startup or to summon bankruptcy is very much greater. According to Transparency International, it is has been anaylsed that in India Bihar is the most corrupt state. The Economist magazine stated recently that "Bihar become a byword for the worst of India, of widespread and inescapable poverty, and also of corrupt politicians indistinguishable from mafia-dons they patronise, caste-ridden social order that has retained the worst feudal cruelties".


Corruption in Religious institution
The Temples Protection Movement has said that these days the fight against corruption should start from the temples as they enable the spiritual transformation of individuals. The Movement convener, M.V. Soundararajan, in a release had appreciated the anti-corruption movement being waged by the Civil Society group led by Anna Hazare and also mainly by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and described as unfortunate the avoidable police excesses on the people who had gathered at Ramlila Maidan with regard to this.

Spiritual transformation is the key for creating a non-corrupt secular society. Laws such as Lok Pal Bill would only act as band aids as said by Mr. Anna Hazare. The religious heads and State should concentrate on reforming the religious institutions first because corruption is eating into ´┐Żour spiritual wealth'. If Lok Pal was meant for preventing corruption in public life, Dharmika Parishad was to address the problem of corruption, commercialisation and politicisation of temples. The State government and The Goverment of Karnataka had already amended the Endowments Act and a Dharmika Parishad had been constituted in the State. Well-wishers have pointed out that the country needs a Central Endowments Act to make it mandatory for all States to have a Dharmika Parishad. An action plan in this regard was given to Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living, who has sought the cooperation of Mr. Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev to eradicate corruption in temples.


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