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3 August 2012

BBC News

Why do so many Indian parliamentarians need guns? And why are guns being sold to MPs who have criminal cases pending against them? Nobody quite knows. But the government's reply to a freedom of information request on gun ownership among MPs has revealed some startling facts: - 756 guns were sold to MPs and VIPs - usually politicians - in India between 1987 and 2012. - 82 MPs purchased guns being sold off by the state between 2001 and 2012. - 18 of these 82 MPs have... (

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