Thursday, December 27, 2012

Is the Police really to blame for?

For the last few days I have been thinking after this horrific and unfortunate incident that unfolded in Delhi, is the Police really to blame for?

I will talk about in generality and not on this specific incident that outraged the whole nation.

What kind of life a policeman lives?
He is selected by some strange methods, put on training and then given duty on some desolate area completely unfamiliar to him with 'meager salary’ and miles away from his family. He has to first understand how things work because he has to deal with public on hourly basis unlike most public figures.

A policeman life isn’t just restricted to protect public, but he has to first please the local politician there, then his superior then comes the public. So it’s not that simple that if a complaint is registered, they quickly start to act. They first have to check against whom the complaint is registered, if he is a tall figure in the locality obviously they can’t act against him. They have to find a method to come to truce where matter isn’t dragged any longer.

Secondly, a policeman doesn’t have much power to straight away act to the crime reported; they have to follow long procedure and etc. that is why they refrain to use their cognizance at times.

Third, their salary is not very handsome and apart from that they get regular transfer leaving their family alone so now he has to run two homes parallely. They don’t have much life either. When we are celebrating festive season they are there away from home to protect us so that everything goes peacefully.
I think the system needs some change and need some police reform to work closely with public so justice is given quickly without any delay every time.

Have a lovely day!


Renu said...

I nevr go for salary point..working with integrity is in character not in salary, otherwise no salary will ever be enough and we shall be comparing forever..

whatevr job one takes, one must do it with all sincerity and honesty.

But yes, its not the police only who is responsible, there are many other factors too..

My journey said...

I would like to defer here Renu ji, what ever we keep saying that salary doesnt matter but it does matter in reality. One needs to run his family. Though integrity also matters but not with hungry stomach.