The way Indian democracy has failed to take note of the concerns of ordinary Indians despite being hailed by foreign political experts as mature and successful democracy in the Asian region,I am least hesitant to suggest that monarchy is better than corrupt democratic system of governance!The latest example is fiasco that marred the political landscape of Karnataka! A constitutional head involved in cheap political interests ! Shame !! Just take note of the corruption level in recently concluded CWG games.
The judiciary that instilled faith in democratic institutions is also now tainted by corruption.That’s what I came to assume in the wake of the allegations made by Former Law minister Shanti Bhushan who highlighted the fact that how most of the Chief Justice were “definitely corrupt”.If we determine the standard of services offered by the various government bodies we find that most of them are offering poor services.I mean when you take note of them by contrasting their work with prevalent global standard !!
We have trains that do not run on time.The railway station or bus station are often in bad shape.We wish to run super fast trains but look at the quality of rail tracks !! We have government run schools but take note of the quality of education offered by them.We have state of the art schools run by private bodies but they are meant only for students belonging to rich families.The institutes meant for higher learning lack the infrastructure besides lacking the idea to compel students to pursue quality research work !!! As a result the institutes like IIM and IIT have become a mean to produce students whose main goal is to serve the interests of capitalist forces.
I mean the whole country is being plagued by all sorts of complexities that in the end have widened the gulf between haves and have-nots. Forget about tales of corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.They both being hand in glove have set new standards of playing with the hard earned money of common citizens.I am not a chap who loves pessimism but it really hurts me that our system has nothing to offer to real good people interested in making real changes.They are being constantly marginalized being hailed as impractical souls and that makes the future more murkier !!
Coming to the main theme of the article I wish to throw light on the role of Indian police.It still evokes fear in the eyes of common citizens. Why ? For how long will the image of policeman be of troublemaker than peacemaker ? It would be waste of words to remind how corrupt the Indian police is.Even the most poorest vendor who earns a petty sum of money each day has to grease the palm of men in uniform each day !! A recent raid on women constable’s residence revealed illegal assets worth nearly in many crores.That says all.
Will Indian police ever be people friendly ? Long lectures to improve the face of police are published day and night by the media.The police officials unashamedly enter into rhetoric about improving their relations with common citizens but the equations between police and common people is deteriorating with each passing day.Tall claims to honour human rights of person in cutody as laid down by Apex Court in D.K Basu case – D.K Basu v. State of West Bengal (AIR 1997 SC 610- are openly trampled upon within the Police Stations !!!
You can imagine the plight of ordinary citizens It’s really ironical that even the likes of us who belong to legal fraternity have to constantly face the ire of policemen amidst bombardment of cheap allegations and abuses hurled upon us by the men in uniform.Recently,I heard a petty constable hurling cheap abuses over telephone to senior Standing Counsel making statements like “Kya ukhad loge mera ” (you can dare not touch me ).
My one of the relatives is fighting a marital dispute case in the lower court.The other party belongs to men in uniform.When I assisted my said relatives by giving them legal advice,not professionally but only on human grounds,I was threatened by the policemen to implicate in the false case !!! If they can dare to threaten a legal counsel this way imagine the methods carved by them to silence the ordinary citizens !! I remember a case when an innocent teacher of government college was presented as a drug dealer in the court when he dared to punish the son of a cop due to bad behaviour in the class !! Now I wish to know is offering a legal advice to a harassed lot some sort of crime ? I know the answer.However, the local police thinks otherwise.It’s a crime in their eyes !!! As a result of that crime I should be ready to face the heat !!
Isn’t it ironical that they present innocent teacher as drug dealer in the court while in state like Goa they suggest ways and means to the big drug dealers to keep them away from the long hands of law ?
“An Israeli drug peddler revealed that policemen supplied him drugs stolen from a police godown. His arrest led to Goa’s first drug-related gang war.
In the video, Atala speaks about his drug operation and how Goan police on his payroll advised him of ways to avoid getting caught – don’t buy a cellphone in your own name and change phone numbers frequently because your calls are monitored. “This is the mafia,” is how Atala describes the confederacy of crime between the police, politicians and the drug cartels.”
Recently,in Allahabad father and son ,both lawyers, were badly beaten by the police for no reason at all.It’s not the first time such an incident has occurred. Long time back S P Awasthi a lawyer at Allahabad High Court died in police custody due to alleged torture at the hands of policemen.The lawyers then went on rampage leading to breakdown of normalcy in the city.I remember the policemen were ordered by the court to follow code of conduct while dealing with lawyers and other eminent citizens. However,nothing has changed.The scenario remains grim even as the Human Rights Commission never fails to remind the State government to sensitize the police forces.
I just wish to know for how long innocent people be punished by the men in uniform ? Who will ensure that men in khaki turn into saviours than acting as chosen representatives of hell ? Any answers ?
Rights Of People In Custody
Goan Police And Drug Dealers
Lawyer SP Awasthi Death In Jail
Human Rights Violation
Policman Beating A Devotee
Policeman Beating A guy
Lady Police Officer
Policeman taking bribe
Lawyers In Pakistan Are Also Beaten