Police Reforms
Opinion  /  Published 15.09.21

Meghalaya: A case for police reform

An operation carried out by the Meghalaya police to arrest a former militant of the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council resulted in an accused being shot dead. Following allegations of huma...
By Jade Lyngdoh

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.21

Stick lovers: Police excesses

In an address on the occasion of the 51st anniversary of the foundation of the Bureau of Police Research and Development, the Union home minister made an important observation. The freedom to express ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 03.09.21

Bengal: SC blow to state on DGP

The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain the Bengal government's plea seeking to appoint the Director General of Police (DGP) without consulting the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), sa...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.21

Unreformed: Police reform

The Union home minister’s call to make scientific evidence the lynchpin of police investigations in India must be welcomed. This plea was made in the context of reforming — modernizing &md...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.20

Make a change: Urgency of police reforms

Sir — The article, “Poisoned stick” (July 28), by Ruchir Joshi, emphasizing the urgency of police reforms in India and across the world, is thought-provoking. Joshi’s acquainta...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.20

Policing with a heart in India

Even as the world was recovering from the George Floyd tragedy in the United States of America, India witnessed a similar incident of police brutality in near Chennai. Two men without criminal anteced...
By Bhaskar Kumar

Opinion  /  Published 28.07.20

Poisoned stick: Urgent need for police reforms

In the late 80s, I got to know a lawyer in London. A British Gujarati born in East Africa, R, in his early 30s then, was quietly making a name for himself in the United Kingdom’s legal and civil...
By Ruchir Joshi

India  /  Published 16.01.19

States’ plea on DGP dismissed

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea by five states, including Bengal, for creating their own selection systems to appoint the director-general of police instead of following the procedure ...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

The blurred line between violence and justice

Indians are often unable to tell the difference between vengeance and the popular notion of justice. As a result of this, the use of violence and torture on undertrial prisoners and suspects in custod...
By The Editorial Board


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