Indian Police – An Overview on Reforms Happening in the current system


Antarctica is a continent yet not a country. There is land but no citizens. It is the people who transform a piece of earth in to a motherland. Thus it is the citizens who can make a country worth living. There are many countries which have flourished in spite of antagonistic climatic conditions on the other hand countries which are self sufficient in themselves have faced numerous economic difficulties. I believe that citizens play an important role in the development of a country. They can build or destroy a nation’s future.

Why is it needed?

India’s population was about 1,129,866,154 in 2007. The statistics reveal that there is less than one i.e. 0.956207 police officer per 1,000 people whereas in Mauritius it is 7.28432 per 1,000 people. Therefore it is the responsibility of the citizens to help the country to prevent crime.

Recently I had a discussion about the image of police with an Inspector General of Police. He expressed his concerns about the corruption prevailing in the system. But he also mentioned that the morale of the police is highly affected by the reaction of public. “Even though both men in army and police are provided with uniform, former is given out most respect whereas the latter is belittled by all. It is a reality that many of our officers have tainted the image of the entire police force but some of them have also sacrificed their lives for the nation. Why is every police officer assumed to be corrupt or tyrant? Shouldn’t the public cooperate with the police to make India a better country?”

How can it be done?

The police of various states have initiated community policing programs in their areas. Most of them include:

1. Family Counselling Centres

2. Town/ Urban Defence Societies

3. Village Defence Societies

4. Child Friendly Police

5. Medical Relief to the Injured

6. De addiction Camps

7. Police help for Visually Challenged

Thus, police has been instrumental in protecting the interests of people by involving them. The Village Defence Societies have proved a great asset in combating menace of dacoity in villages. Due to V.D.S there has been an increase in rural education, plantation of trees and construction of roads. This has also reduced crime rates and communal tensions in the villages.

The police have been working for providing free immediate relief to an accident victim, a victim of domestic violence and a child in distress. With the commendable efforts of police visually challenged people were provide with talking books i.e. the notes of the class were recorded in a cassette and writers books consisting of hundreds of student volunteers including a large number of family members of policemen. These volunteers offered their services as writers for visually impaired students during examinations including Board of Secondary Education.

One of the major community policing initiative is the launch of De-addiction camps. These camps have provided treatments to the addicts. Camps are organized by the government and private doctors for about 45 days. The treatment includes medical, psychological and psychiatric treatment including sessions of Yoga. These camps are generally launched with active support of National Social Services, Red Cross Society and Doordarshan.


It is strange that the police are blamed for most of the crimes done in the society. We usually forget that most of the criminals sprout out amongst us. Most of us must have had a bad experience with them. But there are officers who are continuously working for the benefit of the society. It is essential that these officers are responded with faith by the public, otherwise their efforts would be ruined. It is even our duty to protect the people around us. On commission of any offense we must inform the nearest police station. It is a shame that we act as mere spectators on the site of an accident instead of helping the victim. We are as much accountable to the nation as any other politician or police man.

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Emotional Atyachar – Can a Reality show really affect your beliefs in Relationships ?

Emotional Atyachar - Reality TV Show on UTV BindassThe Theme of the Show:

The television show “Emotional Atyachar” aired on UTV Bindass, examines the presence of fidelity in affine relationships. A person (referred to as lead) gives the information about a suspected cheater. The suspected cheater is the targeted by the crew of the show emotional atyachar. The sting operation is carried out for a period of three consecutive days. The suspect is usually introduced to a good looking undercover agent. The agent is only directed to be friendly with the suspect. After monitoring the conduct of the suspect, the footage of the hidden cameras is shown to the lead or his girl-friend/ boy friend.

Was Raja Chaudhari episode plotted?

A couple of days back I saw the Raja Chaudhari Episode being telecast UTV Bindas prime time show ” Emotional Atyachar”, although the show was quite entertaining I thought the whole thing was plotted. Raja’s girl friend (Shradha) had approached the channel for conducting a loyalty test on him. The two had been in a living relation for about 8 months.

Raja, a philanderer had become sexually comfortable with both the under-cover agents, that were investigating the lead on behalf of the team of Emotional Atyachar . Throughout the episode it was observed that the girl expected her partner to be a cheater. When she caught him red handed in a hotel room, he had no guilt or remorse whatsoever. He was quiet most of the time. Then he shamelessly went outside the hotel room.

Moreover the episode had two under-cover agents both of them were projected to be room-mates. Raja ignoring these facts openly flirted with both of them. As if he wanted both of them to know his open-mindedness.

May be my observation is flawed but I truly felt that the whole episode was plotted.

Was the Channel Involved?

In serials like “Raaz Pechle Janam Ka” or “Emotional Atyachar” the issues raised are very sensitive therefore it’s difficult to comment on the credibility of these shows. It is quite possible that the channel carries on its investigation in a bonafide manner. However it may be said that some people may manipulate this platform to gain publicity and public attention.

Is the serial affecting our society?

I had a talk with a number of people about the show. Most of them opined that Emotional Atyachar was very interesting and entertaining. Some people feel that the scenes telecast in the serial outrage the modesty of women. If proved may be tried under Section 354 of Indian Penal Code. Whereas others believe that the channel effectively conceals the vulgar scenes.

Another issue that is time and again raised is “the show cheating the suspects by alluring them”. If the above statement is taken into consideration the show and the channel would be prosecuted under Section 415 of Indian Penal Code. The punishment for cheating is prescribed in Section 417 of I.P.C. i.e. 1 year imprisonment/ fine/ both.

Another Controversy

Recently MNS had also objected on the show. Interestingly it was not on grounds of conduct of participants but on the use of word Bombay instead of Mumbai by one of the female participants spying on her boy friend. However the channel denied any threats from MNS. It has announced on the show that the city must be referred as Mumbai from now on.


The program is still on a nascent stage and to comment on the credibility of the same would be too early.  The channel has the defence of showcasing the truth and therefore may not be tried for defamation. Moreover the undercover agents are directed by the organizers of the show not to induce the perpetrator in any sense. Till now the show is providing entertainment to the audience, relief to the innocent participants, punishment to the infidels and profits to the sponsors.  In such circumstances even if the show is entirely plotted won’t it be a kin to other fiction serials showcased on television?

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