lot of the communal violence including Lynchings or love jihad murders and rioting followed by police excess all stems from a failed police system and a dysfunctional judiciary. India cannot progress as a nation state or a cultural entity till these are reformed on a war footing.
1/n will split this into a 3 part thread to make it manageable

There are two aspects to Police reform - one is the modernisation (which this 25k crore will help with to a certain extent) and legislative and legal reforms which is untouched by any govt since 1861.
2/n Policing comes under the state functions in our constitution and the majority of our state use the archaic British Raj era Police Act of 1861, with a few minor modifications here and there.

The fuck up is, the British saw the police as a tool to oppress the people, when in
3/n any advanced state (except the US), the police are meant to serve the people and this contradiction in thought vs reality is at the root cause of a lot of our problems, from vigilante mobs to riots to political thugs running rampant. The biggest issue in a nutshell is not
4/n even the Police act 1861, but the deathsgrip politicians hold over the police and other investigative bodies like the CB CID and CBI. For instance, look at the way Laloo took orders from that thug Shahbudin and then on behalf of Shabhudin, Laloo instructed the Police SP to
5/n take action. Simply put, a convicted murderer was ordering the Police SP to take action at his behest. It is this criminal - politician - police nexus that needs to be broken. 1st report on police reforms was the Natl Police Commission of 1979 instituted by the Janata Govt
6/n 1979 to 1998, nothing happened, when we formed yet another bloody commission. The Ribiero Commission of 1999 - do read the report, very well done, well analysed and the recommendations are pretty much common sense in hindsight, but can radically reform our Police apparatus.
7/n jackall for one more year then yet another committee, the Padmanabiah published its reports. This does not deviate either from NPC or Ribeiro committee, but it goes into minutiae, such as age of constables to be recruited, recruitment process for SI's etc etc
8/n We then did nothing for 3 years when a massive report on overall criminal reforms (including police reforms) was published, "Malimath report".

It sneakily admits to the endless stream of reports by opening with this quote,
9/n "Everything has been said already, but as no one listens, we must always begin again.” This magnum opus suggests how to overhaul our entire criminal justice reform.

Even if 50% of it is implemented, our police and judicial systems will reform

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