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Make police people friendly, says Speaker

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Police association seeks protection of human rights of policemen

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police Association (KPA) general secretary P.C. Kunju Kunju on Wednesday said that the KPA was the only organisation of Government employees that had not boycotted work though there were several reasons for its members to go on strike.

Speaking at a seminar on human rights here, Mr. Kunju Kunju said the KPA was working for the welfare of its members and society within the limited freedom granted to the organisation. Some power centres were trying to impede the efforts to make police constable training more "humane and contemporary." Such forces were also trying to curb the legitimate functioning of the KPA, he said.

Only a small percentage of policemen who entered service as constables could make it to Assistant Sub-Inspector or Sub-Inspector level. Chances of promotion were bleak for constables in the department.

The eight-hour duty pattern was not being implemented anymore.

Mr. Kunju Kunju said the human rights of policemen should be protected. Several constables had died in the line of duty.

Assembly Speaker Therambil Radhakrishnan said the public still perceived the police as an instrument of oppression at the disposal of those in power.

If the perception had to change, a State-wide scheme to make police functioning people friendly should be implemented.

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