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Your Voice - Your Issues

Your Voice - Your Issues


The role of an active civil society in forming public opinion and effective public policy interventions is well established. Your Issues, Your Voice is an attempt to tap into the knowledge resource of you, the voting public and use your emotions, thoughts and ideas to create consensus for action. I will ask you questions on this forum through our ‘Poll’, give my views on issues of contemporary relevance through the interactive blog and ask for your inputs every step of the way. I want you to stand up and get counted, give your aspirations an expression, reach out and connect.


Your Voice - Your Issues
20 December 2011

Police Reforms

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Written by Shri Jayant Chaudhary (M.P)

A democratic police system is one that is accountable to the law, to democratic structures and to the people it serves. Operational safety, protection of individuals, their human rights and professionalism in a transparent system is what any police force strives to achieve. In India, the police system is still based on the archaic Police Act of 1861. Keep in mind that the Police Act was legislated by the British in the aftermath of the First War of Independence of 1857. Today, issues like corruption, antiquated land acquisition laws and the state of our economy have rightly captured a fair share of public discourse. However, the reform of our police system has not received adequate attention.

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