June 17, 2024
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The Unjustifiable Shootouts


Recently, the judicial system of the country expressed serious concerns about the rising number of shootout incidents in an Indian state, where the party which rules the centre rules.   

It is a serious concern that not many discussions have been made over the subject. This silence triggers many questions. Why the national media houses have not yet bothered to bring up this subject to the forefront of the society for discussion?

Actually, the politics of shootouts is not confined to some states in the north alone. It is there in several states in the south also.

As per a report, as many as 30 to 40 shootout incidents happened in the Indian state of Karnataka last year.

The usage of minimum force is justifiable. At any standards, the practice of shootout is not akin to the usage of minimum force, but the usage of maximum force.

The Indian constitution does not support the practice. If fact, the constitution totally disagree with that.

Yet, something offers the confidence of impunity to the advocates of that. That is in fact very serious issue –indeed, the more serious one is the silence the Indian media houses keep.

No one, nowhere, says that the act of shootout helps to reduce crime rate. Moreover, there are many studies to prove that the act has no influence over the crime rate.

Then, why?


Vignesh. S. G

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