Secular stupidity vs Snoop scandal

published on November 18, 2013

We are living in interesting times.  A verbal fracas has broken out on 24/7 television  channels  about the  due  protection given by the Gujarat police  to a  young girl   whose father had sought help to protect  her from  the alleged harassment  by  a  suspected  stalker.

The   so-called snoop-scandal debate has degenerated to the lowest depth of a secularly stupid discourse which  ought  to have been avoided.  The only  essential requirement is a simple one.  Those  questioning the legality of  the police response to the call of the  distraught  father of  the young girl must read the   directions contained in  Sections  44  and  145  of the Criminal Procedure Code  to understand the statutory  responsibility  assigned to the police. 

Section  44  of  Cr.P.C.  requires that  every Indian citizen aware of the likely commission of  a  serious  offence  should  forthwith give that  information to  the police without fail.  The action of the girl’s father in seeking police help was  thus  fully  covered by law.  He was seeking no favour.

Now let us  try to comprehend  the duty  which the criminal law imposes on the police.    Section  149  of  the Cr. P.C. lays down that   “Every  police  officer may interpose for the purpose of preventing, and shall, to the best of his ability, prevent the commission of  any cognizable offence”.  And that was  all  that the Gujarat  Police did.

Most police officers, including me,  have intervened to the best of  their ability whenever such an incident  was brought to their notice.

So, dear news anchors and political activists, where is the need for a judicial enquiry?  More importantly what do you expect the presiding judge of the Inquiry Commission to do beyond the directions given by law ? 

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  1. Sunil Jaggi Reply

    November 19, 2013 at 6:39 am

    MindLess and Paid News
    Because the case suites all the Sickular and Paid News very much. And another thing what is Credibility and Authenticity of the CobraPost its not appointed by any Constitutional Body its another Dukaan for the Congress Party like Tehelka

  2. Pramod Kushwaha Reply

    November 19, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Had it been Congress….?
    The girl is lucky that it was Modi. Had it been Congress, she would have got raped and dropped from some airplane and nobody would ever know.

  3. KSV SUBRAMANIAN Reply

    November 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Who snooped on the Ministers and at whose behest ?
    From where did the Cobra get its venom ? Who snooped on the Home Minister of Gujarat ? Whether all the Gujarat Ministers/government were/are under surveillance ? If yes, by whom ? Who leaked this particular tape ? What action is being taken against the snoopers ?

    In the case of the girl who was given protection by the government at least the father of the girl has already clarified. But what is the justification for the snooping of a Home Minister of a government ? Why nobody is bothered ? Is it because it is Shri Modi who is heading the government and all the ministers and Shri Modi himself can be snooped on by any Tom, Dick and Harry without being questioned ?

  4. indian Reply

    November 20, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Is Law and In-Law !
    Explanation and opinion sought from those who are arguing about privacy and constutional rights of citizens, in these matters,
    1)Under which law is Central Monitiring System (CMS) is brought, working and what the circumstances ? (what happens to telegraph act here ?)
    2)How many terror and Subversives activites prevented and aborted till date with the help of this system ? ( still blasts are happening inside temple(gaya), rallies)
    3)Or simply, Is it bought up for this kind of work of targeting political opponents in the name of laws ?
    3)where are the conversation taps of other ministers in power of centre and states,why only from gujrat always ?
    Please ref, news on ”Hindustan times” june 20 , 2013. Govt ‘sets up’ system to tap phone calls, e-mails.

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