There is a serious need for legislation in such cases, which has been realised as the Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011 was approved by the cabinet, later passed by Lok Sabha with an objective of bringing corruption to halt. But, the upper house of the parliament has still not cleared the bill. Imran Ali, Advocate, Supreme Court said, ''The problem is that the government does not pass such bills, which can land them in trouble.'' It is more or less certain that politicians are involved in cases of corruption. One wonders, whether the bill is ever going to be passed.
A bill similar to that of Whistleblowers is the RTI act, which has empowered people to put a check on corruption. Still, RTI has not been able to bring corruption and other illegal activities to an end. There has been a number of attacks on RTI activists, leading to a number of deaths. The same can be said for whistleblowers as well, as there has been instances when whistleblowers have been murdered and threatened.
A whistleblower, Satyendra Dubey was murdered for blowing the corruption case in the National Highway Authority of India's Golden Quadrilateral project in 2003. Talking about Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal said, ''It is nice, as the bill can provide protection to whistleblowers. But, one also has to remember that it is not a complete protection for whistleblowers.''
If protection is not provided to whistleblowers, then a time may come where people would not risk their career and lives to expose the malpractises in the system. Aam Aadmi Party has been a major force of late trying to cleanse the Indian system. The party encourages people to take active part on their personal front to eliminate corruption. Ramjan Chaudhary, Haryana Executive member strongly supports whistelblowers. He said ''If there are no whistleblowers, then the it would be difficult to preserve and protect the Indian democracy, also threatening the pillars of the democratic structure.''
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