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Friday, May 07, 2021

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.

As a responsible political figure, Devendra Fadnavis ought to moderate his impulses
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Devendra Fadnavis, a former CM, now leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, should not have breached a law that he himself as home minister enforced during his term in office.

Sachin Waze scandal leaves unanswered questions, and one lesson: Dump ‘encounter specialists’
Thu, Mar 18, 2021

It is a tragedy police leaders face: Subordinate rank officers who show an inclination for the fight are much in demand. Yet, if not supervised, they turn rogue very early in their career.

Allegations of manipulating, planting evidence in Bhima Koregaon case must be investigated
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

This is a fit case where the courts should intervene to ensure justice. If the charge of planting evidence is proved, then it is incumbent on the NIA to investigate and ascertain the identity of the culprit.

The creation of Vikas Dubey, who flourished all these years because of political and police patronage
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Vikas Dubey's life, and death, point to the undermining of the authority of state, politicisation of police force.

Criminals in uniform: Encounters should not be encouraged by political leadership
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

All stakeholders in the judicial process must sit across the table and take a decision to speed up the trials of rape and murder cases, at least. No encounters should be encouraged by the political leadership.

BJP is veering away from the political philosophy and ethics it promised to uphold
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

In my own tiny state of Goa, I am disillusioned by the fact that the BJP has induced 10 MLAs of the Congress party to crossover to their party in one fell swoop. If this is not unethical, I wonder what is.

The fake news is correct
Sat, Mar 09, 2019

Constant tall claims by BJP detract from the positives of the government

I grieve for my men
Tue, Feb 19, 2019

But having led Punjab Police in fight against terrorism, I can say that strong-arm tactics alone will not work

History headline: Who gains if Punjab peace disturbed?
Sun, Nov 25, 2018

The dream of Indian-origin people in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and Germany to have an independent state of Khalistan is however not shared by those they have left behind in the country where their forebears were born.

Politics and punishment
Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Movement on cases involving Sanatan Sanstha is welcome, must be taken forward

Bhai Vaidya was of a different mould
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

"Bhai Vaidya is dead. He was made of different stuff from the politicians of today and even the majority of politicians of his day," writes Julio Ribeiro.

Panchkula everywhere
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Because police in India today are not expected to uphold the rule of law, but the rule of the party in power

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

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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.

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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.

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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.