#IndiSpire27: Police...what impression does this word bring in your mind ? Do you think police have become the biggest criminals in this socity today ? Are you comfortable in approaching them ?
The topic is posted under ‘Crimes Against Women’ and thus I’m assuming that the questions are being asked with reference to the female gender and the crimes against them.
Do you watch the crime series like Savdhaan India and Crime Patrol? Watching such serials, you will agree that it is not fair to talk about whole of the Police in a general and singular manner. There are some really capable officers that do their job efficiently and with responsibility.
However, I do agree that those cases that we see on those series are pretty less in comparison with the crime rate of our country. We do read newspapers and see news on television regarding the irresponsible police officers. There are so many women who have to face a rude and disgusting behavior of policemen when it comes to filing a case. There are all sorts of awkward questions and some police officers even ask women to take back the case and forget everything. I’m not speaking by myself and speaking only on the facts that I have read. In such a scenario, yes the police becomes a bigger criminal.
No. I don’t think so that women are comfortable in approaching the police. This is the reason why so many cases are not even registered in India. A fear flames high in every victim’s heart. The police officers have been reported of miss-behaving with the victims instead of filing their cases. In such a scenario, it is a difficult step to approach police for women.
Police is not the biggest criminal. The biggest criminal of society is the common man only. We have transformed the police that way. I see so many people giving money to police officers just to get rid of the law. When you can see so much corruption in such a low level, you really can’t expect to find any change on the higher levels. So many cases are dismissed by stuffing money into the pockets. We say that the police is corrupted. But who is giving away the money? It is us only. We started at small levels and now when the corruption has taken deep roots, we refer to them as the biggest criminals? Who made them criminals? It is us.
Why do people just stand and stare at the crimes that happen in the broad day light? Who are they to declare the police as criminals then? If measured, they stand balancing the weight with the police.
If I talk solely about crimes against women, we do have a patriarchal society. Even the parents ask their own daughter to suppress things and adjust in any scenario. How do you suppose the police to react then?
A change cannot be expected in a matter of a night. First, we have to stop with the blame game. We have to improve ourselves before pointing fingers. I believe if each of us or even if the majority of us can bring the required change in ourselves, the police or the system will have to bend their knees and take over the right path.
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