Hate crime not new in India, has happened over the ages: Home secy Mehrishi
Mehrishi said hate crime was a feudal crime which has happened over the ages. Such crimes today shake the conscience of people and disturb them much more than the past.india Updated: Jun 25, 2017 09:32 IST
Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi has said hate crime is not new in the country and that such incidents have been over-reported and over-hyped particularly by the electronic media.
“Hate crime is not a new sort of crime in India. It is a feudal crime which has happened over the ages. Such crimes today shake the conscience of people and disturb them much more than the past,” he said at an event in Jaipur on Saturday.
Mehrishi said hate crimes are over-reported and over-hyped today. “They have been taking place over decades and it is not a different crime,” Mehrishi said.
“A crime is a crime and should be handled with strictness, fairness and justice must be done,” he said.
He also said an entire paradigm shift in policing is needed to drastically improve the situation in the country.
He stressed that changes in training methodology and structure in police department should take place and people should make themselves responsible because the government cannot do everything.
Speaking on the cyber crime scenario, Rajasthan Police’s additional director general (crime) Pankaj Kumar Singh said new challenges have emerged with the changing pattern of crime.
“Serious concern today is for the safety of digital transactions. Financial crime is rising and it is a challenge. Security of database is a main challenge and companies should be prepared and responsible enough to ensure the safety of people’s database,” he said.