Opinion: D. C. Nath(President, Patriot’s Forum) – Another Demand By The Minority Community

DC Nath SmallPresident of Patriots Forum, D.C. Nath was superannuated in January, 1995, as the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, D.C. Nath (IPS-1960) was associated with the International Institute of Security and Safety Management (IISSM), headquartered in New Delhi, for over 14 years, first as the Executive President & CEO and then as the President & Director General, between February, 1997 and March, 2011. The author of a highly acclaimed book, Intelligence Imperatives for India, Mr. Nath earned high plaudits from all around for two of his very significant presentations on: “Revisiting the Future of India” (2005, London) and “Lessons from India for the War On Terrorism” (2007, USA). He is the only one in the field, combining the experiences of a police officer with specialization in intelligence and strategic analysis and an industrial security expert par excellence. More Bio on D. C. Nath…

November 12, 2015

Dear Friends,


Subject: Another Demand By The Minority Community.


We have been aware how some eminent leaders of the NDA government have been on some careful move to promote the minority cause or interest, starting from the Minister of State from the “unconstitutional” Ministry of Minority Affairs, to the Minister for Minority Affairs herself and then the honourable Vice-Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Now, it is the turn of the Delhi Administration’s Minority Commission. It has, in its 2014-2015 annual report,” recommended training for police personnel (of Delhi) so that communal riots do not get perceived as “Police Vs Minority Community”. This is at p.4 of “The Indian Express” of November 10, 2015 (copy attached).


· The Commission’s report “The report notes that complaints received after the riots pointed fingers at “partisan attitude” of the police. After the riots erupted on October 23-24, 2014, in Trilokpuri, the panel received petitions from the Social Democratic Party of India and the National Committee for Legal Redressal and Justice, alleging, police bias.”


· “All these complaints highlighted the partisan attitude of the police in taking one-sided action against the minority community. All these petitions were sent to the Commissioner of Police for action and report and to ensure that no injustice is caused to the minority community,” states the report in a chapter titled ‘Maintenance and Promotion of Communal Harmony in Delhi’.”


For the sake of “open and impartial enquiry and to verify allegations of police high-handedness, and inhuman treatment at the hands of the police, the panel has recommended to hand over these cases to the Crime Branch “so that persons actually involved in rioting face the consequences, and innocent persons are released from the torture of incarceration and stigma to their lives.”

According to the panel, it had “received 128 complaints in 2014-2015, which was about the same in the preceding year. The panel’s Chairperson Qamar Ahmad also indicated that they intend to have more meetings in the future to generate awareness and sensitisation, possibly or apparently among the policemen.


All these raise several issues and questions:


· The figures released are not the result of any scientific survey. They represent only the number of cases that have came to the Commission.

· These are a kind of complaints for which the minority communities did not feel like lodging any criminal cases at the police stations, may be out of fear of the police.

· If that is case, how could the Delhi’s Minority Commission resolve the complaints against the police? It raise some suspicion.

· We have been aware of the lack of trust between the Muslim community and the police. But, it is generally not known that other minorities like the Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists also have grievances against the police. Or, looking at it the other way round, it has been presupposed that the local police entertains a biased attitude towards the other minority communities named.

· For that matter, in the existing system, every sections of people have very many grievances or complaints against the police. That includes the majority community also. At that rate, we ought to have a Commission for the majority Hindu community also.

· The object of the existing Commission to promote communal harmony is excellent. That should be indeed be the motto of every community. This is, however, not the reality on the ground.

· A suggestion from field experience. Whenever a meeting is convened in an area for this purpose, the officer-in-charge of the area police station and a senior officer conversant of the area ought to be involved. That will discourage and prevent frivolous complaints.

· It is not understood what made the Delhi Minority Commission write to the Delhi Police Commissioner, which is known to be working under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under the Centre. The approach is, therefore, an initio void.

· Why did not the Commission write to the Delhi government is not understood.

· The Commission has tried to be somewhat proactive that may not be conducive to communal harmony, rather that may help generate unwarranted communal temperature and tension.


Well, Friends, let it not be interpreted that we are biased against the Delhi Minority Communal Commission, simply because we have raised questions and made certain suggestions before that body. Our intention has only been limited to pointing out the need for a cautious approach towards darting into sensitive matters like communal issues. The fear is we do not thereby create problems where none existed on the ground.



Your sevak,

D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)



· The Union Home Minister,

(Shri Rajnath Singh)


· The Union Home Secretary

(Shri Rajiv Mehrishi)


· The Minister for Minority Affairs,

(Smt. Najma Heptulla)


· The Chairman, Delhi Minorities Commission,

(Shri Qamar Ahmad)


· Cabinet Secretary

(Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha)


· The Prime Minister Office

(Attention: Shri P.K. Mishra)


· The National Security Advisor,

(Shri A K Doval)


Yours sincerely,


D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)




Copy to:


‘May like to and examine what ameliorative steps they can take up in the matter.


· Shri Amit Shah,

President, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)


· Dr. PravinTogadia,

Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP)


· Shri Mohan Bhagwat,

Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS)



Yours sincerely,


D.C. Nath

(Former Spl. Director, IB)

(President, Patriots’ Forum)

Source: Patriot Forum

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