The death of five criminals related to bank robbery is still a mystery, whats even more mysterious is the timing of argument by Human rights activists that encounters are unethical and the accused should never be shot down by policemen.
Every encounter by police evokes a response from Human rights activists who come out strongly against such cases and accuse police for taking law into their own hands and punishing accused without trial. what I fail to understand about them is, If they really care about the lives being taken by policemen, isn’t it their responsibility to be proactive and ensure such instances don’t occur again?!
If Human rights activist are against such encounters by policemen, why not lobby for non lethal weapons for policemen?!
Why arm policemen with Ak 47s, Rifles and pistols and expect them to use them as a show piece ?!
There are Rubber bullets, wax bullets, plastic bullets, beanbag rounds, and rubber bullets with electroshock effect, why not argue for investment in such Non lethal weapons while dealing with cases like these, to minimize casualty rather than popping out from nowhere after every successful encounter?!
The timing of their press meets and their views in debate shows makes one wonder if these rights are actually to save criminals! Are human rights only for criminals ? Why don’t these “Activists” consider the lives of ordinary people and their human rights put to risk by these criminals?
We hear about numerous cases of murder, rape, terror strikes, instances where human rights are compromised by these criminals, but that’s when we never get to hear anything from our human rights activists. why not fight those criminals and make them better citizens than fighting the policemen in debate shows after an encounter is done?
When a rape witness was raped and killed by ministers goons(Link: Ministers goons ganerape witness), we only heard from the media, not from human rights activists. We never heard from any human rights activists when two kids where sexually assaulted and Killed in Coimbatore, but we did hear from them when the accused was gunned down by policemen in an encounter!
Either these activists should ensure policemen are armed with the right weapons to handle such cases or they should make sure these criminals are punished and set good examples to the society. I see neither being done by them.
This post is not to encourage encounters (In every encounter, policemen being shot in their left arm is a mystery cracked only in films)
This post is for the Human Rights activists. We don’t want to hear from you after every encounter, we all know that you care for our rights! we need results. Be proactive and work on measures that would ensure safety, that would guaranty our rights rather than pointing fingers at policemen.