PEOPLE’S UNION for CIVIL LIBERTIES
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‘All that is necessary for evil forces to triumph in this world is for enough good people, to do nothing’-Edmund Burke
Inspector General of Police
Western Range Mangalore-1
Sub: A crying need for police reforms
Ref: DECCAN HERALD an English news paper
Dated 30th December 09
We are enclosing here with Xerox copies of news paper dated 30th December 2009 page no-7 and 8 has been devoted fully for ‘THE INDIAN POLICE’. While the editorial speak of disciplining the police before anything else it expresses doubts about efficacy and wisdom of treating all complaints the police receive as first information reports . We too feel that no rules and regulations or reforms will solve the problem of misuse of power by the executives, specially in the police department. Police have to be made accountable and disciplined by exemplary punishments to individual offender. Besides, even high importance should be given to the family background and character of the official while they are recruited. The same page displays an article titled for JUSTICE FOR WHOM? By Sudhanshu Ranjan which mocks at the judiciary for giving him a punishment of 3 -month jail . In the last para of the article he writes “POLICE SHOULD ASK THEMSELVES WHY THEY ARE TARGETS OF NAXALATES . IF INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE HARASSED LIKE THIS NAXALISM WILL GROW INJUSTICE PROVIDE MOTHER’S MILK TO TERRORISM” It is indeed a shame that government of India is not to prepared to talk to the naxalites across the table though the root cause for the birth of naxalism is poverty caused by mismanagement of the country
Page-7 of the paper has following headings:-
- Another molestation case gains voice – the accused in this case is the former DIG of Rajasthan
- Police file fresh FIR- the case pertains to wrongful confinement by former Haryana DGP Rathore
- Protest mark her 16th death anniversary.
- NCW recommends fresh FIR against DGP.
The above details, we believe should make a honest and honorable policeman to put his head down with shame .
The intension of this letter is to drive home the truth that the common man, a law abiding citizen anxiously waiting for a complete change in the police behavior.
We hope very police man in Karnataka will make a resolution to this effect in this New Year.
For People Union for civil Liberty