Are the Police Seen as Perpetrators of Crime or Protectors in India?- By Mahalakshmi Pavani
…The police force is a strong column, if not a pillar of an alive democracy. However, if one evaluates its overall performance, it has been far less than satisfactory.
The ways and means of its functioning in India are dismally inadequate when measured by the yardstick of modernity, technological breakthroughs and preservation of human rights.…
The police force over the last three decades has acquired a notorious reputation of being dismissive to the rule of law, being prone to corruption and cronyism, repressing codified human rights, and for inspiring a negative feeling in the common man, who despite a distressing situation, would prefer not to approach the police for redress.