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Police Reforms

Torture

4th July – India’s torture culture

India’s torture culture The pervasiveness of police torture is best understood in the compelling case found in reports made by NGOs and observers over the years, including by the Asian Centre for Human Rights, Amnesty International and People’s Union for Democratic Rights. Police torture in India – The data on torture show that it is …

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Police reforms

3rd July – Police reforms

Police reform and the crucial judicial actor The senseless act of violence inside a police station in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu evokes extreme weariness. This fatal violence by state actors is a cruel reminder of just how little unshackling has happened in the domain of policing to free this essential public sphere from the demons of …

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Facial Recognition Technology

19th March – Facial Recognition Technology

Coming to terms with biometrics in policing Ever since the police became a formal organisation nearly 150 years ago, there is a global consensus that the police charter ought not to be restricted to a mere maintenance of peace in public places. It should focus equally on crime prevention and detection. It is in the …

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23rd October – A roadmap for criminal justice reforms

Home Minister Amit Shah recently said that the Bureau of Police Research and Development should work on a proposal to amend various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). The reason for this decision, the direction the exercise should take, and the changes envisaged in the laws are …

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police reforms

18th April – Police reforms must be expedited

In the run-up to the 2019 general elections national security has emerged as a major issue. To strengthen only external security and ignore internal security proves inadequate for effective national security management. Concern – On the internal security front, the lack of the our government’s political will to implement long-pending police and intelligence reforms amounts …

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