Nearly 44% Indians reported significant fear of the police or torture in some form, shows a new report on performance of police in different states

-Press Release of Status of Policing in India Report 2018, dated 9th May, 2018

New Delhi: Common Cause and Lokniti Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), launched India’s first Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR 2018) at the India Habitat Centre today. The release was followed by a panel discussion on “People-Centric Policing and the Rule of Law.”

The participants of the panel discussion were former Law Commission Chairman Justice A. P. Shah, former DGP and Indian Police Foundation Chairman Mr. Prakash Singh and Human Rights lawyer, Ms. Warisha Farasat. The discussion was chaired by Professor Suhas Palshikar Co-Director of Lokniti Programme.

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The report sets out to ask hard questions on law enforcement in 22 states across India, and tries to study and evaluate policing in India. The report is a combination of performance and perception about policing through an analysis of official data and an elaborate perception survey. It also highlights the gaps and systemic inefficiencies which have become endemic in almost all states even though these have been flagged by CAG reports year after year.

SPIR 2018 also aims to spark national conversations around police-community relations as they exist in various Indian states. In fact, the analysis in this report is arranged primarily in terms of best or worst-performing states. The information is also given on parameters like age, gender, caste, community, urban/ rural or economic/ educational status. The survey provides snapshots of levels of fairness and responsiveness of the criminal justice system to distress and crime, and the levels of accessibility and impartiality with respect to the society’s vulnerable sections.

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Please click here to download the report entitled Status of Policing in India Report 2018. 
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Press Release of Status of Policing in India Report 2018, dated 9th May, 2018, Common Cause/ Lokniti (CSDS)

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