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Sunday, November 28, 2021

G P Joshi

The writer is a retired director of the Bureau of Police Research and Development and author of ‘Policing in India — Some Unpleasant Essays’

Vigilantism, encounter killings draw attention to justice delayed
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

It is time the government devoted greater attention to reforming the criminal justice system. The capability of the system to control crime and deliver justice in time must be enhanced. Till this happens, the incidents of instant “lynch justice” done in anger or for “revenge” — either by the public or by the police — will continue to occur.

A makeover for CBI
Fri, Nov 09, 2018

Country’s premier investigative agency cannot be governed by British-era law

Getting away with it
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

A culture of fake encounters is sustained by support from different quarters.

Minister Vs Officer
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

The Anil Vij-Sangeeta Kalia spat in Haryana underlines the need to build trust.

Colonial structure, feudal values
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

J&K DIG’s ‘kingly’ abuse of power is no aberration

Rethinking impunity
Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Why it may be time to revoke the AFSPA in areas like Manipur.

The real deterrent
Tue, Aug 27, 2013

A harsher anti-rape law is no answer,certainty of punishment is.

Neither caged parrot,nor unruly horse
Sat, May 25, 2013

The new law must define CBI 'autonomy' and government 'superintendence'

A law to legalise the illegal
Mon, May 29, 2006

Even the title of the law, ‘The Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act’, is misleading

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister
Wed, Aug 31, 2005

Dear Prime Minister,I am writing this open letter to you on a subject that is very close to my heart i.e. police reforms. I am writing to yo...

Crowd control or police out-of-control?
Fri, Jul 22, 2005

Farmers In Tonk, Rajasthan, were agitating for supply of water, when the police opened fire on June 13, killing five and injuring many more....

Allow no shortcuts in the law
Sat, Sep 04, 2004

On August 13, the women of Nagpur’s Kasturba Nagar murdered a notorious criminal of that colony inside the court premises. However, det...

The world’s most powerful army
Tue, May 11, 2004

From the beginning, the US intervention in Iraq has been based on falsehood and arrogance. The Americans thought they would find weapons; th...

Politics of moving and removing
Sat, Feb 14, 2004

Even in a country where one is used to seeing police officers being shunted around to different assignments frequently and arbitrarily, the ...

Moral of the story: reform or perish
Sun, Dec 07, 2003

THE news about the arrest of some senior Indian Police Service officers of the Maharashtra cadre for their involvement in the Telgi scam, th...

What R.K. Sharma tells us
Wed, Sep 25, 2002

The news of the alleged involvement of R.K. Sharma, a senior IPS officer of Haryana cadre, in the murder of Shivani Bhatnagar makes tragic r...

Can a law be more fake than this?
Wed, Aug 21, 2002

It has been claimed that the Representation of The People (Amendment) Bill, 2002, which has been drafted by the government with such unseeml...

In search of a lost credibility
Fri, Apr 05, 2002

IT is obvious there was an enormous failure of law enforcement machinery during the recent communal riots in Gujarat. The police failed to p...