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2) Reforms in India’s law enforcement are the need of the hour. Discuss the key reasons hindering both police reforms and the impetus for police performance. (250 words)

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2) Reforms in India’s law enforcement are the need of the hour. Discuss the key reasons hindering both police reforms and the impetus for police performance. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article discusses in detail the issues police system is facing in the country.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must analyse in detail what are the issues and concerns associated with functioning of Police system; causes and consequences along with the necessary reforms needed.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin with some facts from the article that could substantiate the question’s demands.

Body:

Discussion should include the following:

What are the issues with the law enforcement system in the country?

Major issues with Police in India- huge vacancies, over-burden, Arduous nature of duties and working conditions, lack of physical infrastructure, Qualifications and training of police personnel etc.

Why is the issue? What are the underlying causes? – criminalization of politics, lack of political will, lack of education etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by suggesting solutions.

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