Two-day National Seminar on “Indian Police: Expectations, Performance and Constraints” Day 2

COLLEGE  organised a two-day national seminar on “Indian Police: Expectations, Performance and Constraints”sponsored by Indian council of social research (ICSSR) New Delhi. This seminar was a result of joint efforts by Dr. Raj Kumar (Associate Professor, D.A.V. College Jalandhar) and Dr. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh (IPS, DIG Jalandhar Range, Jalandhar).

In Inaugural session, Sh. Ravinder Singh Nagi, State Information Commissioner, Punjab was the Chief Guest and Prof. Kulwant Kaur (Professor, PG Department of Political Science, University of Jammu) was the guest of honor.

Dr. D. R. Bhatti, former DGP, Punjab Police graced the occasion as key note speaker, although the theme of seminar was quite sensitive but it still succeeded to attract more than 100 participants in various categories like Participants , Delegates, Paper Presenters, Resource Persons from Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Rajasthan and even West Bengal. In the seminar, papers were presented by the various delegates in four technical sessions. Besides this a live video conference was held by Dr. Tumpa Mukharjee from Kolkata  who presented her paper “ Her Story In Police In India”  followed by  an Expert Panel discussion was organized to look into, examine seriously various issues related to Indian police.

During the interaction, the scholars raised many issues, and gave solutions to different problems and addressed the delegates for the need of complete transformation rather than just reforms in the Indian police system. Coming  to end of the seminar in valedictory  session Chief Guest  Madam Lakshmi Kanta Chawla (Senior Vice President, BJP), addressed the delegates and other dignitaries  and commented about expectations of common man from the police and told many incidents from her personal experiences. She deplored the conditions which police system is operating was putting bad influence in their behaviour with the public. She minced no words about commenting about the iron grip of political heads over the policing system.  She implead everybody present and specially the youth that if they do not become aware, united and whole heartily in the voice against unjustified sections of the police till then the system will not come on the right track.