Suddenly there is a demand to install CCTVs everywhere. Even last Delhi election was fought with this demand as election promise. Justification given and promoted by media are also well received. We want to decrease the crimes! 🙂 🙂

Will CCTV solve the issue? Can you prevent crimes by CCTVs?

The West and China are now practically surveillance societies – where, with facial recognition software, police officials will be able keep most of the people under surveillance.

Did complete CCTV coverage stop crimes in US and China?

No. It did not stop crimes but it did convert nation into police state.

Do these activistas want to turn India into a Police State?
Do they want replace a concerned citizenry with a domineering police force?
Instead of citizen vigilance, these activistas want us to believe that the police can do a better job. Really?

As the data in the graphic shows (Links in comments), this is neither true – nor logical. If a few rapes are committed in moving vehicles, will we stop vehicles from moving? Or men from moving? Or women from moving around!

Just to remind you all: US of A has largest prison population. The US prison population at more than 20 lakhs (2 million) is travesty of justice and humanity. The US competes with China and the erstwhile USSR, (the largest totalitarian regimes) in the world, with its rate of incarceration.

More than 1 in 100 American adults are behind bars. One in nine black men, ages 20 to 34, are serving time, as are 1 in 36 adult Hispanic men. Nationwide, the prison population.

Do we really want to become society of zombies controlled by police state?

Solution lies somewhere else. Think about it.

Reference links


Rape Metrics: A Global Comparison

India on the way to police state