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Our country needs a more humane and sensitive police force that works for the welfare of the citizens. Comment.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

4. Our country needs a more humane and sensitive police force that works for the welfare of the citizens. Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article explains that a healthy Police system is necessary to ensure a feeling of safety and security among the masses.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in detail the need for a more humane and sensitive police force in the country.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with some facts like – In 2015 (April – November), 25,357 cases were registered under the police category. This included 111 deaths in police custody, 330 cases of custodial torture, and 24,916 in others.  These numbers were shared by the former Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, in the Lok Sabha in response to a question.

Body:

Discuss that our country needs a more humane and sensitive police force that works for the welfare of the citizens. This requires harmonizing the working environment of police personnel along with the fulfillment of their psychological needs.

Present a comparison with other countries.

Explain the reasons behind police brutality. Suggest how and why we need to develop a more humane and sensitive police force in the country.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way ahead.