Julio Ribeiro

The writer, a retired  IPS officer, was Mumbai  police commissioner,  DGP Gujarat and DGP Punjab, and is a former Indian ambassador to Romania.

KPS Gill was the best operations man: Julio Ribeiro
Sat, May 27, 2017

KPS had an imposing physical presence; he was tall and handsome.

The majority complex
Wed, May 17, 2017

The minority may be forced to reconcile to being second-class citizens. But will the majority enjoy a better life if the rule of law is forsaken by those mandated to uphold it?

A chief minister’s own goal
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

By brokering a face-saver for MNS, Devendra Fadnavis has shown himself as a CM afraid of a bully

Angered By The Gau Rakshak
Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Now PM must apply the same principle to all crime — including communal crime

Disarmed by Rajan
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Surviving officers of the 1953 batch of the Indian Police Service consider Raghuram Rajan as one of their own. When he was appointed governor of the Reserve Bank, we were overjoyed. When he appeared on television to explain his decisions, we listened intently. When his integrity was questioned by the BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, we […]

Malegaon blasts case shows that Hindutva forces are succeeding in widening Hindu-Muslim divide, writes Julio Ribeiro
Wed, May 18, 2016

Karkare is not alive to defend himself against all the forces that have been unleashed against him in his absence

BJP’s handling of JNU row will backfire like Shah Banoo case did on Congress
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

The Shah Banoo decision shocked the conscience of all liberal minded Indians. The Hindu right, of course, gained enormously.

Lament of an anti-national
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Send Delhi’s nationalist lawyers to the Kashmir front to do some real soldiering.

The life & death of Ravindra Patil
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

He was the constable who became Salman Khan’s bodyguard. Mumbai Police must reflect on his story.

Politics of beef: Modi’s ‘sabka saath’ vision scuttled by extremists from among his own followers
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

All of you who got to see the IAF Corporal, Mohd. Sartaj, on television Sunday evening are bound to be moved by his level-headed equanimity, courage under adversity and lack of any anger or ill-will despite being wronged, horribly wronged. Sartaj is the elder of the two sons of Mohd. Akhlaq who was lynched to […]

The Whim Of Mr Fadnavis
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Rakesh Maria’s removal further undermines the morale of Mumbai Police.

Julio Ribeiro’s blog: IPS officer Pankaj Choudhary’s transfer should not surprise
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

I am surprised that he should not have expected the government to frown on his decision to prosecute the VHP and Bajrang Dal leaders of Bundi who had been arrested by him and charged for fermenting a communal riot in the town.

Silencing Teesta Setalvad
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The courts must step in when governments persecute individuals like Setalvad.

2008 Malegaon Blast
Why we must listen to Rohini Salian
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Going slow on ‘Hindu terror’ is dangerous. It’s also an insult to the memory of Hemant Karkare.

Strong and small
Wed, May 27, 2015

Modi is a tall leader. Then why does his government sometimes act in petty, vengeful ways?

These sterile sums
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Instead of ‘family planning’ for Muslims, Christians, let’s educate all our girls.

As a Christian, suddenly I am a stranger in my own country, writes Julio Ribeiro
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

And, as a Christian, suddenly a stranger in my own country.

The Paraskar syndrome
Mon, Aug 11, 2014

Only cadre officers, that is, those who have been absorbed into the IPS, can hold certain jobs like SPs in the districts.