Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Topic: Police

Police personnel lathicharge on an activist during the 'Bharat Bandh' by Dalit organisations, in Varanasi Monday. | PTI

Interaction with police highest among Muslims, least for Dalits and women, shows study

According to the study, which sought to analyse the perception of police along state and community lines, the rich and well-to-do were twice as likely as the poor to have sought police help or contacted them.
File photo of women police personnel in India | Commons

One in two Indians feel women lack strength, aggression to be in police: Study

A survey by NGO Common Cause and Lokniti 21% of the respondents said they considered a policewoman more honest than a policeman, with 14% thinking th...
File image of Police officers at Azad Maidan in Mumbai

A year on, plan to help police get tech-smart remains only on paper

The project was to be a collaboration between IIT-Delhi and a police research unit; stakeholders blame bureaucratic hurdles for delay.
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One in two Indian Muslims fears being falsely accused in terrorism cases, finds study

A survey by NGO Common Cause and Lokniti shows Adivasis are most afraid of being framed for Maoist activities, while Dalits are afraid of being falsely accused of petty thefts.
Representational image of police

Two of five Indians are scared of police, Sikhs in Punjab fear them the most

A survey by NGO Common Cause and Lokniti finds that, among India’s institutions, police are the least trusted, with faith particularly low among women, Dalits, Muslims and the poor.
Major Leetul Gogoi| @SharmaKhemchand | Twitter

J-K police say no case against Major Gogoi as woman found with him is an adult

‘Met Major Leetul Gogoi of own free will’ woman tells magistrate; army has ordered court of inquiry against him. 
Sub-inpector Gagandeep Singh protects the boy from the mob in Ramnagar | @DrKiran Randhawa | Facebook

‘It was my duty to protect the boy,’ says the brave Sikh cop who won the internet today

A video that went viral on Facebook over the past two days purportedly shows a mob in Ramnagar ready to attack a Muslim boy, allegedly for being in a temple, but held back by the officer.
E.N. Rammohan | Rajya Sabha TV/Youtube

Farewell, Rammohan: The tough top cop who supported tribal rights in insurgency-hit areas

E.N. Rammohan was popular for his handlebar moustache, discipline, leadership skills, and a no-nonsense attitude that took him far in the police establishment.
Supreme Court of India| Wikimedia Commons

The Indian justice system is the best example of the steady decay of India’s institutions

In this excerpt from the book 'Seven Decades of Independent India by Vinod Rai, Dr Amitendu Palit', Professor Sumit Ganguly writes democratic institutions are deteriorating in India.
People carry the body of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon outside his family residence during his funeral in Mumbai, 2015. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

25 years on, 1993 Mumbai blasts fading from public memory

Mainstream gives it a miss; no memorial or prayer meeting organised for those killed in India’s first organised urban terror attack.