The poor conditions of protectors

Synopsis: Despite the difficult nature of their duties, the police are neglected a lot. Introduction There have been many instances where our forces lost their lives in the line of duty. To pay tribute to those forces, October 21 is celebrated as Police Commemoration Day. What is the story behind October 21? On October 21,… Continue reading The poor conditions of protectors

Creating citizen centric police

Synopsis: Despite Prakash Singh’s judgement on police reforms, the reforms largely remain on paper. Thus, this demands a closer and deeper analysis. Introduction On September 22, 2006, in the historic Judgement in the Prakash Singh case, the Supreme Court gave significant direction for police reforms. If implemented, these can have a transformative effect on the… Continue reading Creating citizen centric police

Better policing, please: Court observations on investigations in Delhi riots should be required reading for all major police forces

Source: This post is based on the article “Better policing, please: Court observations on investigations in Delhi riots should be required reading for all major police forces” published in The Times of India on 1st September 2021. Relevance: Understand lapses in the police investigation. Synopsis: There are few major lapses in the police investigation. These can… Continue reading Better policing, please: Court observations on investigations in Delhi riots should be required reading for all major police forces

Towards a more humane race

Source: This post is based on the article “Towards a more humane police force” published in The Hindu on 30th August 2021. Relevance: To understand the requirements of police reforms. Synopsis: Efforts are on to improve the human rights protection regime in police stations. Context: Recently, the Chief Justice of India expressed his concerns about… Continue reading Towards a more humane race

Community policing drive inaugurated

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Delhi Police Commissioner has inaugurated a community policing programme ‘Ummeed’ in the North-East district of Delhi. About Ummeed Initiative: Ummeed is a community policing programme that aims to promote unity and mutual trust between communities so that everyone can live peacefully. What is Community Policing? Community policing is… Continue reading Community policing drive inaugurated

The police we need

Source: The Hindu Relevance: To understand the demands of the contemporary police system. Synopsis: As society and polity are in transition, there is an urgent need to bring transformative changes in police management to meet contemporary needs. What citizens aspire from police To treat all the individuals equally irrespective of their financial status—rich or poor To… Continue reading The police we need

Protection from Police

Source: Business Standard Relevance: The article highlights the police actions on vulnerable people and steps to stop the custodial deaths  Synopsis: The CJI has raised concerns over the threat of human rights issues in police custody. CJI’s remarks should expedite steps to stop custodial torture. Introduction: Recently, the CJI observed that Custodial violence and other police atrocities… Continue reading Protection from Police

For better governance, government to rank police stations now

The Ministry of Home Affairs has launched an exercise to rank India’s best police stations based on various parameters. The exercise seeks to promote competition for better governance at the grassroots level The Home Ministry has suggested at least seven dimensions for assessment which include crime prevention, proactive measures adopted, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network… Continue reading For better governance, government to rank police stations now