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BREAKING news: a senior Congress minister has admitted that external intervention is not just acceptable, but might actually be required. In fact, he even went so far as to suggest that prominent members of Indian civil society should appeal to world organisations for help on what has all along been pitched as a matter of domestic policy.

No, it's not Kashmir that's suddenly on the table for the world to discuss and debate, it's corruption.

Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid has made it clear that he believes we can look beyond our shores for help on local matters.

What's more, he even thinks that one of these organisations can sit in appeal of the most Supreme of Courts in our land.

" They are raising issues which have been rejected by the Supreme Court," Khurshid said of Team Anna's call for probes into graft charges that the rabbleless rousers have pitched against 15 ministers. " If they do not have any faith in it, they could approach the United Nations." Khurshid -- whose job at the head of the Ministry of Law and Justice is to clarify legal protocol -- has opened up an entirely new avenue for redress.

The government's Presidential Reference on the 2G judgment now seems short- sighted, considering what they clearly wanted to do was appeal the judgment rather than just get a ' clarification' on specific questions-- which the SC can choose not to answer altogether. If they had only taken Khurshid's advice, the government could have left aside the charade of a reference altogether and gone straight to the UN for ' independent relief.' This is nothing short of a revolution in our legal system; time we dismissed our fears and embraced the all- new Congressapproved ' foreign hand.'

Khurshid asking Team Anna to approach UN endorses the long held Congress theory of a foreign hand being at work

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Date:Jul 30, 2012
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