Even while stating that Kerala faces many challenges including terrorist and communal threats, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan Sunday said that the state police should shun using force to maintain law and order.
“Batons and guns are the not only ways to maintain peace in the state. We don’t want rowdy police, but we want cops with polite behavior who execute their duties in perfect manner,” CM said during the passing out parade of the fourth battalion of the Kerala Police in Mangattuparamba in Kannur.
Pointing out that police exist to safeguard the interests of the people, Pinarayi said that every police station should display a document of the civil rights act.
“Terror activities are being carried out even within the state. Communal problems are also looming over the state,” he said.
“Amid all these challenges, we need a democratic government with the people’s backing and competent police force to ensure the security of the state,” CM said. The home portfolio is handled by the chief minister.