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POLICE BRUTALITY AND NEED OF POLICE REFORMS IN INDIA

By Nishant & Sandeep Kumar

The need for police reform in India has been recognized long back. There have been almost three decades of discussion by government created committees and commissions. Police reform is the basic and first step for the reformation of Criminal Justice System. We have seen the legal disparities recently in the Hathras Case where Police denied the handing over of dead body to the family members for the last rituals. It is the fundamental right of every person to have peaceful cremation. Further, we have seen how police were ordered and controlled by Britishers, and after the independence, by the state governments.
Police is the only hope for the general public. During any kind of injustice that comes across them, they only remember police first to get justice. We can say police is the basic and main institution of our justice system. Definitely, there should be a boundary and accountability to the police but yes, they should also get a free hand up to extent that they perform their duty in the interest of justice. This research paper attempts to study the brutality by police and need for policies for the Police Reforms in India. This paper also focuses on real issues of the Police Brutality and need of Police Reformation in India.

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