50 pc cops feel Muslims are prone towards committing crimes


The report was published at a time when the United Nations and human rights groups have expressed concerns over an increase in harassment of and violence against India’s Muslim minority after the Modi-led BJP government assumed power in 2014.

New Delhi, India: Displaying “significant bias against Muslims” half of the police personnel interviewed for a study feel Muslims are “naturally prone towards committing crimes”.
Posted by Rasia Hashmi Updated: August 29, 2019, 11:30 am IST Read Time: 2 min
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New Delhi, India: Displaying “significant bias against Muslims” half of the police personnel interviewed for a study feel Muslims are “naturally prone towards committing crimes”.

Unfortunately, the report also found one in three police staff felt mob violence in cases of cow slaughter was “natural”. 12,000 police personnel in 21 Indian states were surveyed for the study.

The report was published at a time when the United Nations and human rights groups have expressed concerns over an increase in harassment of and violence against India’s Muslim minority after the Modi-led BJP government assumed power in 2014.

It must be noted that dozens of people, mostly Muslims, have been killed by vigilante mobs on allegations of eating beef or slaughtering cows during the past few years.

As reported by Al-Jazeera the study, titled ‘The Status of Policing in India Report: Police Adequacy and Working Conditions’, found 14 percent of personnel surveyed believed Muslims were “very much faith were “some-what likely” to do so.

Expressing surprise over the findings, Manjesh Rana, one of the researchers on the year-long survey said, “Some of the findings were very surprising.” He added “we believe that this could

The report quoted Manjesh Rana as saying, “We can’t really establish that the prejudices they have, whether it’s affecting their work or not but there are always these chances.”60 percent of those surveyed also believed that migrants from other states were more likely to commit crimes. More than 50 percent felt complaints of gender-based violence were false.

Pressure from politicians was believed to be the main obstacle to investigating crimes by nearly a third of respondents. Interestingly, an overwhelming majority of 72 percent said they encountered “political pressure” in probes involving influential people.

While a minor offences than a legal trial, 1:5 felt “killing dangerous criminals is better than a legal trial”.

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