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Indian lawmakers face rape sanction

NEW DELHI — Indian lawmakers facing sexual assault charges against women could be suspended from office if the country’s top court rules in ­favor of a petition submitted after a gang-rape and murder that shocked the country.

Six state lawmakers are facing rape prosecutions and two national parliamentarians are facing charges of crimes against women that fall short of rape, said Jagdeep S. Chhokar, an official with the Association for Democratic Reforms, which tracks political candidate’s criminal ­records.

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