People lack civic responsibility: CVC

Published: 21st December 2012 09:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2012 09:56 AM   |  A+A-

Citing the recent rise in violence against women and increasing rape cases across the country,  Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) R Srikumar said, “Law enforcement agencies and government should not be blamed for such incidents.”

Speaking at a programme on Thursday, he reffered to the Delhi rape incident and said that the public should fight against such cases.

“The boldness of the boy who tried to save the girl from being raped should be appreciated.

“Such incidents are increasing and have become a big problem. However, the law enforcement agencies or government can not be blamed for everything that goes wrong. We, as the public, should also practice self discipline,” he said.

Capital punishment has been used in many cases, but it does not help bring down crime, he observed.

“There is a requirement of citizen responsibility for the society to function smoothly. It is not fair to blame only the government. Our country lacks the civic responsibility that people should have,” he said.

He also questioned the neglect of the Call 100 police project that was planned many years ago but never took off.

“If the government can make 108 services function well, why can it not run the 100 service the way it should have been?” he questioned.


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