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Congress for mechanism to protect whistle blowers

The Congress on Sunday called for an institutional mechanism to protect whistle blowers and their families.

india Updated: Jan 22, 2006 14:28 IST

Acknowledging that the recent killing of two honest officials who had raised their voice against corruption had shocked the nation, the Congress on Sunday called for an institutional mechanism to protect such courageous citizens and their families.

Without mentioning the names of the slain officials Manjunath of IOC and SK Dubey of NHAI, the party said in its political resolution at the 82nd AICC plenary that such cases involving "whistle blowers" against corruption had "shocked the conscience of the nation".

Deeply mourning the tragic deaths, the party said it favoured institutional mechanisms for protecting such courageous citizens.

Welcoming the government's initiative to involve the civil society at the highest level of decision making through the National Advisory Council, it said "yet there remains an unattended cry of the aam aadmi or on his or her behalf by courageous public minded citizens -- ordinary men and women who rise beyond the call of duty to challenge powerful corrupt people".