Thursday, November 08, 2012

Indian Federalism - A New Epitome Of The Concept Of Federalism

Indian Federalism - A New Epitome Of The Concept Of Federalism

Police is generally defined as the civil force responsible for maintaining public order. It caters to the three core needs of the society- (1) Protection and Preservation; (2) Integration and Unity; and (3) Development and Progress.[2] The traditional and the most important function of the police is to protect the society by preventing crime. The police have the responsibility to realize the aims and objectives of the Constitution by enforcing the fundamental rights of the citizens of the country and by ensuring the freedom and equality of all. However, with the various economic, social and political changes and developments in the society, the requirements of the society are changing too. And with this, the priorities, duties and functions of the police have changed as well. Earlier, the police acted as a coercive force which prevented and detected crime. But, the burden of the police has increased now. The police has now an even more important function to perform- to maintain law and order. They have to make arrangements during festivals, VIP visits, etc. They have to enforce preventive laws for the protection of the weaker sections of the society. They have to maintain civic moral during times of war, insurgency, epidemics and disasters. Also, the police have to ensure internal security by preventing riots, gang-wars, strikes, etc. The police tries to perform all these functions sincerely.
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