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Report No. 84

3.4. Need for change in attitudes of the police.-

Elimination, of this apprehension, so far as possible, may be achieved by remedies both administrative and legal. Under the former, we recommend that it should be strongly impressed on the police that their attitude and outlook towards women at the time of interrogation and investigation is entirely wrong and contrary to the traditions of the service. It should be impressed upon them that their behaviour towards women should be one of civility and courtesy and not one of harassment; with every desire to help in the detection of crime. The necessity for cultivating such an attitude should form part of their training. So far as the law and legal processes are concerned, certain amendments, to be stated presently,1 should be carried out in the Code of Criminal Procedure.

1. Para. 3.5, et seq, infra.

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