Singh is a retired DG BSF and DGP of UP and Assam, filed the 1996 PIL on police reforms.
Kathua and Unnao incidents are barbaric, but calling these the darkest hour since Independence is an overstatement.
Under Yogi government, Uttar Pradesh police has instilled fear in criminals. But has it won the people’s faith?
To enable the force, revisit the constitutional arrangement. Union government must also own its responsibility in the matter.
India needs to revamp its security architecture, reform and rejuvenate police forces
The government’s grant for police modernisation must be followed by steps to grant the force autonomy from political masters.
The protests over the arrest of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on August 25 actually led to heavier casualties within a much shorter span of time. There has been a terrible failure of leadership in Haryana at all levels — political, bureaucratic and police.
The most interesting chapter deals with 26/11. It clearly brings out that the Centre had not passed on any specific intelligence to the State, that the police had reacted promptly with their available resources, and that there was no serious lapse.
Amid growing challenges within, India misses a modern security apparatus, strategic vision, long-term plan
Absence of strategic clarity, over-dependence of states on Central forces, have crippled the fight against Maoists.
Rumblings in the police ranks are a warning: Grievance redressal mechanisms need revisiting
The thana, the first line of defence against terror, remains in a dismal state
Justice Sabharwal’s landmark judgment is being trifled with. SC must take note.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.