Police Brutality over the Years in India 1861-2020

Shrishti Mittal
Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

As the world started getting more civilized, there was an imminent need for certain individuals to make sure there was a proper order in which everyone was living, this was the first time the world had ever need police. These were supposed to be trustworthy individuals, who would work for the betterment of society and help decrease the crime rate. For this purpose, these individuals were vested with powers. Some police officers became national and international heroes, saving lives, arresting evil men and women while others became evil for the members of the society, inflicting nothing but brutality and violence. This article seeks to understand the history of police brutality in India and attempts to provide some solutions for the same.


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