Opinion | How more policing could reduce extra-judicial killings
A shortage of state capacity for criminal justice results in illegal responses to our problem of rising crime
Both globally and in India, police brutality is currently a topic of discussion. In India, it takes many forms, including custodial violence, arbitrary enforcement of rules, and, most notably, encounter killings. Usually glamourized in movies, these “encounters" are under scrutiny after the police shooting of Vikas Dubey, the 119th accused killed in a so-claimed police encounter in Uttar Pradesh since its Adityanath-led government took charge in 2017.