Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicIndian police

Topic: Indian police

UP Police’s brutality shows Indian law enforcement remains true to its colonial heritage

The 1923 Goondas Act, which laid the foundation for legislation like the UP Gangsters Act, established a principle: No crime needs to be committed for punishment.

Sex workers welcome SC order against abuse, but fear of police runs deep

A Supreme Court order has legally empowered India's sex workers, but decades of police and societal abuse means ingrained cynicism and fear aren't going go away overnight.

Modi’s Mann ki Baat spoke of more women in police. Challenge is to make them feel they belong

More women would mean a curb on malpractices such as third degree and custodial violence. Their sizeable numbers would go a long way towards improving police image in society.

Only public pressure can bring police reforms now. Supreme Court order is gathering dust

15 years after the Supreme Court judgment in Prakash Singh case, we must ask what's holding up police reforms – Indians' lack of appreciation for good policing or the feeling of having given up?

CJI Ramana bared the dark underbelly of India’s police system. Officers mustn’t forget their oath

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Threat, fear were most common police tools during Covid lockdown, study finds

Forty-nine per cent police personnel said they frequently used force against migrant labourers, Lokniti-CSDS-Common Cause survey in 19 cities finds.

Amit Shah lauds role of police in fight against Covid, pays tribute to soldiers killed at LAC

Addressing the Police Commemoration Day Parade, Home Minister Amit Shah said several new initiatives towards police housing and training of personnel are in the pipeline.

Judging police performance by crime data is a bigger issue than politicisation: Neeraj Kumar

Police officers see several benefits in not registering a crime or delaying justice. Hathras case showed the UP Police in its true colours.

There can be no modern India without an improved police force — think tank urges for reforms

Indian Police Foundation says neither Centre nor state governments have shown interest in police reforms, and therefore Supreme Court should monitor its implementation.

What’s common between Gwalior admin and Indian parents? Love for punishment, Covid or not

Gwalior announced that those breaking Covid rules will have to volunteer at a hospital or police check-post. But it's not the only city that loves absurd ‘punishments’.

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White, green, blue but not orange or purple — How your car finds its colour

When carmakers get the colour wrong, cars can often lie in stockyards, both at dealers and at the manufacturer for months.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.