The writer is a serving IPS officer. Views are personal.
Punjab government’s approach to drug menace is counter-productive. Compulsions of electoral politics and demagoguery continue to trump common sense, decency and evidence about what doesn’t work.
Outrage over heinous crime cannot be a replacement for strengthening rule of law. Civil society must start — and sustain — a debate on the need for improving the quality of policing.
The SC order on Atrocities Act calls for a dispassionate discussion. At stake is not just the question of justice for victims of caste atrocities, but also the issue of due process and the rule of law.
The Gudiya and Pradyuman murder cases should be a wake-up call for the entire IPS leadership of the country. We need to ask ourselves: Who do we serve and who do we protect?
The states of India have simply not invested enough in the police. As a result, for anything more than a routine, local law and order problem, the states end up seeking assistance from the Centre. This is usually provided in the form of CAPFs, and in extreme cases, by the Indian Army.
After the Delhi 2012 gangrape, outrage and breast-beating became the substitute for thoughtful analysis and policy-making. Let it not happen again, after the lynchings
Police should not be scapegoated for arrests in high-profile corruption cases
Outrage and disquiet following the video about food served to BSF jawans is understandable. But hype and hysteria cannot help resolve the issues it has flagged.
The recent debate about the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act demands that changes must be seen in this context.
Kashmir poses not just moral but also existential questions involving statecraft.
Is this the beginning of another scorching summer of discontent in the Valley?
As a police officer, and citizen, I find JNU debate an assault on public interest
Going by this viewpoint, the army is the sole repository of competence and commitment in anti-terror operations in the country.
In all mythologies, the mountains belong to the gods. The Kailash Manasarovar region too is a Jerusalem of religious traditions. And most appropriately, the fabled yatra is a journey of renunciation.
Yakub Memon gets all legal protections, and all the tears. The policeman lives and dies unsung.
National security needs that led him to press for the IPS are as alive as ever
Freedom to mock and ridicule the powerful has thankfully been restored.
India cannot be policed with 19th century laws and mindsets.
Controversy around CBI director’s visitors should not be used to stifle police autonomy.
The question is not of the individual culpability of Vanzara and his team,but of the systemic distortions that have led us to this situation