Lonely man with lathi

Moved enough to post this link:-

Lonely man with lathi
Abhinav Kumar
SSP, Haridwar


with these explanatory excerpts:

"Earlier this week The Indian Express carried a lead story on the constables who were lynched by a mob agitating for the Gurjjar community’s right to be treated as a Scheduled Tribe.
...Dungar Singh and Babu Lal were lynched by a mob that wanted nothing more than to be like them, in government service.

The mob was essentially arguing for the right to be poorly educated, for the right to be recruited for a job requiring low qualifications (the norm for constables is still 10th pass in most states and 12th in some), low pay (the Fifth Pay Commission classified a constable as semi-skilled labour for the purpose of pay fixation, hopefully the Sixth Pay Commission will not downgrade that), poor quality of training, and some of the most degrading and inhuman working conditions that can be humanly inflicted, in one of the most volatile and unpredictable societies in the world. "


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