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False Proposition on the Strength of the Police Force

A major drive to expand the police force is under way and the government contends that "United Nations norms" on the police-population ratio have to be met. Are its arguments justified?

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False Proposition on the Strength of the Police Force

use to suppress insurgencies. Yet, when the demand is made to augment the police force, it is not clear if the d emand is for expansion of the civil police or for the armed police. Which expansion is the Union

 

Home Secretary referring to? While the UN

Gautam Navlakha

speaks of a civil police- people ratio in India

A major drive to expand the police force is under way and the government contends that “United Nations norms” on the police-population ratio have to be met. Are its arguments justified?

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