To clean up the police of the national capital for the NCR, we need to recruit from the North East, from the South and from all parts of India. After all we need a gender sensitized police and a man coming from a background where there is no respect for women cannot be gender sensitized. To give Dixit a chance to prove herself we should put her in charge of a committee that has a time-bound plan to recommend these police reforms. I am sure she will live up to the mark.
According to RTI information accessed by Karnal-based Janhit Social Welfare Society, 61% of police personnel in Rohtak district are from the Jat community. Faridabad has 35% and Mahendergarh has got 29% Jats in the police force.
It would therefore be safe to assume that this highly patriarchal police force in Delhi too has a large percentage of Jats, Rajputs and members of communities that come from highly patriarchal backgrounds. These personnel will as a rule report first to their Khap Panchayats and their villages and after that the Indian Penal Code and Constitution.
Since the Delhi State Police doesn’t report to the chief minister what role can she play in the reforms of the police force? She can definitely head a panel suggesting reforms in the police force in the National Capital.
Delhi is unique for more than one reason; it is a state as well as the national capital where people from all states come to live and work. So should the police only be from Delhi state? Why not a national police force recruited from all over the nation?
Secondly, Delhi is a Congress-ruled state with a leader who can be the Congress’ response to the BJP’s hat trick man; we do not dare mention his name here, but he was greeted with cries of PM recently.
A vital part of police reforms would be police training but a more vital part would be to recruit properly so that the force is democratic, secular and non-patriarchal. Otherwise, crimes like rape, molestation and eve-teasing will never be properly investigated and prevented.