Police are those who are empowered to enforce law and order, protect public property and reduce civil disorder. That is the standard definition of police and that is how they actually adhere to their duty elsewhere in the most of the ‘world’ except in a special country called India. Take a closer look at the pic below, sorry for the poor quality as this pic was clicked using my mobile phone.
Let me tell you how good our traffic police are in reality. I was on my way back from an ATM close to my home. FoodWorld signal to be precise near Banashankari 3rd Stage. A traffic police jeep having around 3-4 cops in it was parked on the roadside where there is a strict ‘No Parking’ sign boards all over the shown stretch. Right next to that jeep, there is a small table on top of which you can find all possible new movie DVDs for sale on the foot path. These DVDs are sold at a very economical (read it right, it is not ‘cheap’) price of around 60 rupees for one! You will find movies of all regional languages as well as those block busters from HollyWood and BollyWood.Of course the seller of those DVDs was under the shadow to keep himself away from the afternoon sunlight, in fact he was next to me when I clicked the above pic. This table is placed in such a way that it causes inconvenience to pedestrians walking through the foot path.
Soon after the jeep was parked, all the cops came out of it except the driver and moved towards the other side of the road where they are offered *free* juices to quench the summer thirst. Strange that these cops don’t even bother to question the DVDs seller. Forget about questioning, they didn’t even bother to notice the presence of that pirated DVDs table. Even if they noticed, they ignored as if everything was normal. Of course it is very normal in our country. No matter what kind of ‘Kill Piracy’ movements the music and movie industry folks do, our law enforcement authorities are always blind towards such vendors. May be the cops are *paid* their routine fee on a daily basis.
Our intelligent cops do hide behind the left over trees at turnings and catch those two wheeler defaulters who jump signals or those who drive without helmets. Also, they never miss an opportunity to stop and levy hefty fines citing various reasons, if they catch hold of a good bakra! Thus our cops accomplish the great task of protecting and enforcing piracy to survive like never before along with their regular *fines* collection! Shouldn’t we all salute our brave cops? They deserve a loud applause for sure… No?