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Supreme Court Directives on Policing

About This Project

The need for police reform in India has been widely recognised for decades. Beginning in 1979, the National Police Commission produced eight reports and dozens of recommendations for better policing. In 2006, after a ten-year legal battle, the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in a public interest litigation popularly referred to as the Prakash Singh case, in which it ordered the States and Union Territories to comply with seven binding directives that would kick-start police reform.


This set of infographics maps the state of compliance with these directives across India. They provide a visual rendering in the implementation of these directives and gaps therein.



CHRI | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative



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