Policing by consent should be the road-map for the future: Vice President

Hyderabad
February 28, 2018

Address crimes against women and children with heavy hand and with utmost sensitivity towards the victims;
National security cannot be ensured without peace and stability within our own borders;
Addresses IPS Probationers of 70 RR (2017 Batch) of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that policing by consent should be the road-map for the future adding that use of force by the police has to be circumscribed by the ideals of rule of law, whatever is the provocation. He was addressing the IPS Probationers of 70 RR (2017 Batch) of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, in Hyderabad today. The Minister for Home & Prisons, Telangana, Sri Naini Narshimha Reddy and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President said that nudging the people on the fringes of criminality to become law abiding citizens and taking exemplary action against the habitual and repeat offenders should be the order of the day. He further asked IPS officers to address crimes against women and children with heavy hand and with utmost sensitivity towards the victims. Acquire soft skills like effective listening, empathy, team building and stress management, he added.

The Vice President said that internal security lays the essential foundation for the prosperity of our nation by ensuring a Stable socio-economic environment. The ethnic disturbances, erosion of inter community relations, insensitivity towards other faiths, disrespect to the value of human beings are of major concerns for us, he added.

The Vice President said that national security cannot be ensured without peace and stability within our own borders and the role of police as central in national security. He further said that good policing is essential for a vibrant democracy. Social order, peace and tranquillity are essential pre-requisites for progress and development, he added.

The Vice President asked police forces to develop expertise in using modern technology in police work keeping in country's vulnerability to cyber crime mind. He further said that our economy and critical infrastructure is becoming increasingly reliant on interdependent computer networks and the Internet. Train yourself to develop competence in handling cyber crimes intelligently, he added.

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