Child Marriage stopped: Teachers, NGO, Police intervene

Teachers intervene and stop marriage of 12 years old girl

        In Tamil Nadu, in the village of Selliampalayam, a 12 years old girl, a student of class VII was to have been married off to a boy 11 years old, from a neighbouring village. Neither of these kids wanted to marry.  

       However parents insisted and the marriage was arranged. The day before the marriage the girl informed her friends who told their teachers. They informed a local NGO who got in touch with the police.

       The local police under a DSP rushed to the village and warned the parents on prohibition of child marriages and counselled the fathers and stopped the marriage.They have advised the parents to send the children back to school.  

       A good deed indeed. Teachers in the school, the NGO and the DSP R Bhaskaran deserve to be congradulated. 


Can the police intervene and stop  child marriages in Rajasthan, UP or Bihar?

Kerala Police: A highly Qualified Force

Kerala Police: A highly Qualified Force 

         The latest batch of 240 Sub Inspectors  under training are getting ready for induction in to the police force once the training period is over.

    The tally is like this

      Post Graduates : 75

      MBA: 4

      MCA: 4

      BTech : 3 

         Kerala Police has a good reason to be proud of such qualified entrants to their profession. The people of Kerala also have a good reason to expect better polcing, if such is the standard of recruitment in future also. 

       However a point of concern is that many of these young lads may have had to join the police not necessarily because they wanted to, or had an aptitude for police work, but due to absence of any better alternative. Kerala with its high levels of education produces degree holders by the thousands. But the successive communist governments and militant labour have driven industry and business away from Kerala compelling  educated youth to move out of Kerala in large numbers or take up even low paid jobs. 

       In the highly politicised climate in Kerala it would be difficult for these young men to perform their duties impartially.

        However it is hoped that one day when the bulk of Kerala Police turns out to be well educated the standards of performance will improve and people of Kerala can consider them to be their own. 

Pl also see : Good Policing: Palghat Kerala