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India is a huge country and policing the burgeoning population is indeed a tough task. Factors like political interference, daunting schedules, and low salaries make it tougher.
But external factors apart, there is a big question mark on the efficiency of India's police forces: remember how slow the cops were during the Pathankot seize and how they couldn't stop a car from breaking into the Republic Day parade in Kolkata.
So what ails the Indian policing system? Here's a look at the Bureau of Police Research and Development figures:
The worrying statistics include:
Clearly our police forces are not in the best of shape; they are understaffed, minorities and vulnerable groups are under represented and funding is abysmal.
Edited by Joyjeet Das
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