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Corrupt Police or Corrupt Us?


#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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i b arora
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August 22, 2014 at 8:22 AM delete

i think every indian abhors law,one classic example being how we drive on roads. why do we need a police officer to tell us that it is in our own interest to follow traffic rules.

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Yogi Saraswat
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August 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM delete

A change cannot be expected in a matter of a night. First, we have to stop with the blame game. exactly. agree with your words .

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Datta Ghosh
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August 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM delete

Your post hits the core of the problem We have a "Chalta hain" attitude and one day the problem hits us then we cry fowl

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August 22, 2014 at 6:41 PM delete

Totally agreed .. very wel written and balanced piece of work.. our police system and the laws are a legacy of british raj.. what we have done to change it.. we give bikes/activas to our kids who dnt have a license and when they drive roughly and get caught, we try to grease the palm of policeman.. we dnt want to know that in what conditions our police force is working.. they dnt have enough menpower forget the weapons and advance training, immense political pressure and tough duty hours with lesser salaries .. and we expect them to be a guardian of society.. arn't they human, ain't they have families.. police is not super human they are as human as we are..

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August 22, 2014 at 7:23 PM delete

We, the common people have moulded the police force in our way....they are no super cops, they are no sage who have attained 'nirvana' for all earthly desires. But we have given them chance to act in a corrupted manner and now they have become a bunch of Frankensteins...

Very well summarized points Anmol..nicely penned.. :-)

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August 22, 2014 at 7:33 PM delete

I agree with most of the points but then the callous attitude and indifference or may be the matter of fact situation that I will get away for whatever I do....with the lawless as well as the one responsible for defending it causes the apathetic situation of today...there's no denying that we all are equally responsible for the uplift net of society but again if the protector becomes the predator....then it's the heinous of the crime

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Anmol Rawat
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August 23, 2014 at 12:12 AM delete

Exactly. So I believe before pointing fingers, we should bring a change in us.

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Anmol Rawat
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August 23, 2014 at 12:13 AM delete

Thank you for supporting the thought :)

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Anmol Rawat
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August 23, 2014 at 12:14 AM delete

Yes. We create problems for ourselves and then we start blaming others for the same. Thank you for supporting :)

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Anmol Rawat
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August 23, 2014 at 12:16 AM delete

Very well said Bhavana :)I really wanted to be balanced while writing it. I do understand that the police does not work on it's own and is bound with a lot of political pressure. That has been generated due to corruption and corruption has been originated by us only.

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ryanfernandes
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August 25, 2014 at 5:34 PM delete

You are right. We are to to blamed for corruption as much as the cops. Nice post

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Kiran Acharya
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August 27, 2014 at 12:16 AM delete

People do have a habit of blaming others. Nice post.

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Anmol Rawat
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August 28, 2014 at 1:50 AM delete

I am not trying to protect the police from the wrath of people by any means. Yes they are wrong. They are supposed to be our protector and they must do their duties. But at the same time, they are under a lot of political pressure. Every Tom, Dick and Harry have their sources today. One call from a minister and the police can't do anything. The situation that has been created is quite complex. I wonder how we will be able to loosen the grip in such a scenario if we are not even trying to change ourselves.

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Anmol Rawat
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August 28, 2014 at 1:51 AM delete

Thank you for agreeing :)

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