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A tragedy that was long in the making
25 January 2019
A tragedy that was long in the making
Illegal rat-hole mining in Meghalaya persists despite ruinous effects on the environment
Source : The Hindu

by : Patricia Mukhim

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Dark Recesses
04 January 2019
Dark Recesses
Meghalaya tragedy reveals absence of regulation, state complicity in rat-hole mining
Source : The Indian Express

by : Patricia Mukhim

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A Case for Good Governance
27 November 2018
A Case for Good Governance
The term ‘good governance’ does not find mention in the Constitution. But the SC has inferred a number of rights as fundamental rights.
Source : The Tribune

by : Madhav Godbole

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Police Reforms Brushed Aside
05 November 2018
Police Reforms Brushed Aside
What is the relevance of police reforms? The very survival of the democratic structure and economic progress of the country are at stake.
Source : DNA India

by : Prakash Singh

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Breaking the cage
30 October 2018
Breaking the cage
The CBI needs to undergo structural reforms to do its job well.
Source : The Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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Listen to SC: Police Reforms are Necessary to Change it from a Colonial to People-Friendly Force
20 September 2018
Listen to SC: Police Reforms are Necessary to Change it from a Colonial to People-Friendly Force
What we have today is Rulers’ Police, what we need to and must have is People’s Police.
Source : The Times of India

by : Prakash Singh

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Towards a people’s police
05 July 2018
Towards a people’s police
The police force needs to be freed from the stranglehold of the executive and given functional autonomy to enforce the rule of law.
Source : The Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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Give police its due
08 January 2018
Give police its due
To enable the force, revisit the constitutional arrangement. Union government must also own its responsibility in the matter.
Source : The Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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Gathering the tribe
03 November 2017
Gathering the tribe
With different groups involved in the Naga peace talks process, hope of a solution grows.
Source : The Hindu

by : Patricia Mukhim

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Lessons from the Aarushi case
17 October 2017
Lessons from the Aarushi case
In a case that has consistently been sensationalised, it’s time for sober analysis.
Source : The Hindu

by : R.K. Raghavan

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Fresh influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh poses security challenge
14 October 2017
Fresh influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh poses security challenge
Bangladesh security and intelligence agencies are on high alert to deal with the crisis.
Source : DailyO

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Why the Indian government must push back Rohingyas
01 October 2017
Why the Indian government must push back Rohingyas
Security considerations cannot be brushed aside.
Source : The New Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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Reforms money can’t buy
29 September 2017
Reforms money can’t buy
The government’s grant for police modernisation must be followed by steps to grant the force autonomy from political masters.
Source : The Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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A tragic trilogy
31 August 2017
A tragic trilogy
There has been a terrible failure of leadership in Haryana at all levels — political, bureaucratic and police.
Source : The Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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Ram Rahim rape verdict: How Haryana government and police let violence spread
26 August 2017
Ram Rahim rape verdict: How Haryana government and police let violence spread
As immediate damage control, a full-fledged administrative overhaul is called for, which needs to be seen to be believed.
Source : DailyO

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Barcelona terror attack: Beware of lone wolf strikes
20 August 2017
Barcelona terror attack: Beware of lone wolf strikes
There is a clear shift in the operational strategy of the terrorists acting on ISIS orders.
Source : DailyO

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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How Pakistan’s ISI is spreading its web in India
11 August 2017
How Pakistan’s ISI is spreading its web in India
The recent Jhansi development is an eye-opener for India's sleuths.
Source : DailyO

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Abu Dujana encounter gives hope to security forces for revival of peace in Kashmir
03 August 2017
Abu Dujana encounter gives hope to security forces for revival of peace in Kashmir
The Kashmiris' allegiance towards India should not be questioned.
Source : DailyO

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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State of the Union
29 July 2017
State of the Union
On Vappala Balachandran's book titled 'Keeping India Safe: The Dilemma of Internal Security'.
Source : The Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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Is Kashmir showing signs of return to normalcy?
26 July 2017
Is Kashmir showing signs of return to normalcy?
A reasonably large populace and the local police are focused to take on the militants with a robust resolve to eliminate terror.
Source : Times Headline

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Basirhat riot: What went wrong and how to set it right
11 July 2017
Basirhat riot: What went wrong and how to set it right
It's to be remembered that forces hostile to India, especially the Pakistani ISI, are always on the lookout to capitalise on vulnerable areas.
Source : DailyO

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Internal insecurity
10 July 2017
Internal insecurity
Amid growing challenges within, India misses a modern security apparatus, strategic vision, long-term plan
Source : The Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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‘Honey let’s just keep the doors open’: A Critical study on the abrogation of spousal privileged communication in Canada and its implications in criminology
01 July 2017
‘Honey let’s just keep the doors open’: A Critical study on the abrogation of spousal privileged communication in Canada and its implications in criminology
This paper calls for further understanding of causal mechanisms that flow from the abrogation of spousal privilege and for monitoring future outcomes.
Source : International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory

by : Sanjay Vashishtha

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Why now is the best time for Pakistan to free Kulbhushan Jadhav
24 June 2017
Why now is the best time for Pakistan to free Kulbhushan Jadhav
It would be an extraordinary gesture and possibly a game changer for peace for two hostile neighbours.
Source : DailyO

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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The Terror Killings In Bangladesh Are India's Problem Too
21 June 2017
The Terror Killings In Bangladesh Are India's Problem Too
The security agencies must demonstratively collaborate with Bangladesh to hunt down the perpetrators responsible for the spate of killings.
Source : Huffington Post

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Clamping down on crime
15 May 2017
Clamping down on crime
The police’s perception of public safety and their own role is changing, but too slowly.
Source : The Hindu

by : R.K. Raghavan

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The Sukma Syndrome
26 April 2017
The Sukma Syndrome
Absence of strategic clarity, over-dependence of states on Central forces, have crippled the fight against Maoists.
Source : The Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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Mapping out the police overhaul in U.P.
29 March 2017
Mapping out the police overhaul in U.P.
The government’s steps in transforming a force faced with issues over integrity and rights, will be watched.
Source : The Hindu

by : R.K. Raghavan

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Yogi Adityanath govt in Uttar Pradesh should concentrate on image makeover of police from thana level
21 March 2017
Yogi Adityanath govt in Uttar Pradesh should concentrate on image makeover of police from thana level
Top police apparatus must direct the thana staff beginning from the SHO to win over people's trust. If this is achieved, half the battle will be won.
Source : First Post

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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An Uneasy Force
23 January 2017
An Uneasy Force
Rumblings in the police ranks are a warning: Grievance redressal mechanisms need revisiting
Source : The Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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Dealing with the deadwood
23 January 2017
Dealing with the deadwood
It has taken more than 40 years for the Centre to administer a shock to a complacent civil service.
Source : The Hindu

by : R.K. Raghavan

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India's police force, civil defence mechanism ill-equipped to battle terror; in urgent need of overhaul
03 January 2017
India's police force, civil defence mechanism ill-equipped to battle terror; in urgent need of overhaul
Our police force is hard pressed with routine law & order & crime control commitments & the pressure of work is majorly diverted towards VIP duties.
Source : First Post

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Centre should contain Naga insurgency to end the Manipur imbroglio
01 January 2017
Centre should contain Naga insurgency to end the Manipur imbroglio
In Manipur, there have been serious acts of violence leading to polarisation between the major ethnic communities inhabiting the state.
Source : New Indian Express

by : Prakash Singh

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Why Manipur crisis won't die down anytime soon
20 December 2016
Why Manipur crisis won't die down anytime soon
Government must act with precision as inept handling of situation may impede any chances of peace talks to restore order.
Source : Daily O

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Common security threats both UP and Punjab face ahead of the polls
15 December 2016
Common security threats both UP and Punjab face ahead of the polls
Sparks may fly for various reasons in both vulnerable states.
Source : Daily O

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Don’t wait for the magician: SMART policing can only happen if the neta-babu stranglehold is released
22 November 2016
Don’t wait for the magician: SMART policing can only happen if the neta-babu stranglehold is released
Nationwide action plan for modernising police recruitment & training & an action plan for leveraging technology must be at core of the transformation.
Source : Times Of India

by : N.Ramachandran

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FICN and terror-financing: New considerations in view of demonetisation
14 November 2016
FICN and terror-financing: New considerations in view of demonetisation
Indian agencies should not lower their collective guard and be prepared to foil any Pakistani designs to fund terror with FICN.
Source : firstpost.com

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Balochistan and Pakistan's MQM activists: Why sectarian violence in Karachi gets ignored
10 November 2016
Balochistan and Pakistan's MQM activists: Why sectarian violence in Karachi gets ignored
The situation remains grim & with increasing repression more counterproductive measures by dissenters are on the anvil threatening peace in Karachi.
Source : firstpost.com

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Quetta terror attack: Pakistan needs to conduct surgical strikes on its own soil
25 October 2016
Quetta terror attack: Pakistan needs to conduct surgical strikes on its own soil
The stranglehold on Pakistan seems to be tightening from several quarters.
Source : firstpost.com

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Police Commemoration Day: Spare a thought for India's cops and their sacrifices
21 October 2016
Police Commemoration Day: Spare a thought for India's cops and their sacrifices
Very few realise the unending pressure under which cops are working.
Source : firstpost.com

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Indian Army can take care of the border. Can we take care of the Army?
16 October 2016
Indian Army can take care of the border. Can we take care of the Army?
Patriotism is a contact sport. It can’t be played in social media or TV debates.
Source : Scroll.in

by : Raghu Raman

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Surgical Strikes Achieve Tactical Closure, Not Strategic Détente
06 October 2016
Surgical Strikes Achieve Tactical Closure, Not Strategic Détente
War may be the continuation of politics by other means, but there are also means other than war that can advance the political aims of our country.
Source : The Wire

by : Raghu Raman

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Surgical strikes may be new to India, but don't underestimate their power to unite
30 September 2016
Surgical strikes may be new to India, but don't underestimate their power to unite
To meet any likely Pakistani reprisals, we need to maintain the same unity cutting across party, religious and caste line and regional parochialism.
Source : firstpost.com

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Seven powerful ways India can attack Pakistan – without crossing the border
22 September 2016
Seven powerful ways India can attack Pakistan – without crossing the border
War is too serious a business to be left to TV anchors, socialites and politicians.
Source : Scroll.in

by : Raghu Raman

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Tackling Terror: Lessons for India from the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre
20 September 2016
Tackling Terror: Lessons for India from the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre
India needs to find ways to hurt the terrorist organisations and sponsors behind Uri the most.
Source : The Wire

by : Raghu Raman

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Pakistan: No end in sight to terrorism, religious persecution indicates bad days ahead
12 September 2016
Pakistan: No end in sight to terrorism, religious persecution indicates bad days ahead
In a bold and unambiguous move, the international community sans China is turning its heat on Pakistan to shun state-sponsored cross-border terrorism.
Source : firstpost.com

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Narendra Modi's Egypt outreach can help India expand its asset base in North Africa
05 September 2016
Narendra Modi's Egypt outreach can help India expand its asset base in North Africa
Highlight of the deal is to bolster both the countries' concern for growing threats of terrorism and ongoing radicalisation.
Source : firstpost.com

by : Shantanu Mukharji

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Drugged to denial
22 July 2016
Drugged to denial
Punjab’s drug problem is a national security issue. But the nation has neither understood nor acknowledged its full extent.
Source : The Indian Express

by : Raghu Raman

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Cyber Space: India’s Strategic Waterloo
08 June 2016
Cyber Space: India’s Strategic Waterloo
Despite investment of billions of dollars for protection of computer systems, it gets easier to access information with each passing year.
Source : The Wire

by : Raghu Raman

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Enhancing the Police Legitimacy in India: The need for Evidence Based Policing and Policy Making to Police India
01 April 2016
Enhancing the Police Legitimacy in India: The need for Evidence Based Policing and Policy Making to Police India
This paper highlights the role of Evidence Based Policing (Using RCTs) to enhance policing legitimacy and credibility in India and to depoliticize it.
Source : SSRN

by : Sanjay Vashishtha

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Vitriolage & India - The Modern Weapon of Revenge By Parvathi Menon and Sanjay Vashishtha
01 October 2013
Vitriolage & India - The Modern Weapon of Revenge By Parvathi Menon and Sanjay Vashishtha
Increasing number of acid attacks over the years have created an alarming situation which needs to be redressed.
Source : International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention

by : Sanjay Vashishtha

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