It is being said that after Corona the world will not be the same as it was before. All sociologists are underlining the difference according to their understanding. Everyone agrees that our lives will change, but there is no consensus on what the future will be like. There is also a positive change in the Indian context and it is also interesting that the change is taking place in the image of an organization which unfortunately has been struggling with negative image since its formation. This organization is the Indian Police, which came into existence in the 1860s as a modern institution.
The British had formed the police keeping in mind the revolt of 1857 and its main objective was to strengthen and strengthen the rule of its Gaurang Mahaprabhu. It was also successful in its objectives to a great extent, but the image of this institution, which was ready to do anything for the rulers, could never become like a friend of the public. Although it would seem strange in a democratic republic, it would be more appropriate to say that the relations between the Indian public and the police were more hostile. The situation should have changed after independence, but perhaps our new rulers too had a similar police interest, which was more important to them than public servants, so they avoided making any fundamental changes in the character of the police. There can be a long academic discussion on why, despite the recommendations of all the commissions and the judgments of the court, why the mindset of the Indian police remains almost the same as it was in its infancy? 
Against this backdrop, changes in the behavior of the Indian police during Corona may surprise you. Suddenly, a lot of such news has started getting read in newspapers or social media or pictures have started appearing, which have upset our traditional understanding about the police. An anxious husband of Noida has to reach Bareilly just before the delivery of his wife, deliver a cake to a child sitting sad on his birthday, bring a smile to his cancer patient in a village in Shahjahanpur or provide medicine from Delhi. Helpless family to have first meal after several days – everything looks like this Like we are looking after the police of another planet. Police along with doctors and para medics have also joined the list of Corona warriors. He is also mentioned in the first line of warriors. No less notable is his sacrifices among other combat forces. So far, about half a dozen policemen have been martyred in the war against Kovid-19 and have been infected and filled in hospitals while giving more than a hundred duties. The scenes of a Punjab Police ASI brazenly confronting the law breakers and getting their hands chopped off are going to be etched in national memory for years.
For the first time, the services of policemen have been identified at the national level. What happened on 3 May was unprecedented. For the first time, the three army chiefs went together to pay tribute to the martyred policemen at the police memorial site in Delhi. People across the country wore flowers and garlands to policemen on duty. The contribution of police stations along with hospitals in the battle of Kovid-19 was also acknowledged. Prior to this, Prime Minister Modi had appealed to those who applauded or lit lamps to highlight their contribution.
The applause or flower this time was different from the Hyderabadi admiration that the Telangana police received when they killed rapists in an ‘encounter’ a few months earlier. The silence was soon followed by initial excitement, as the public realized that it was not a true encounter, and that allowing the police to do so could have dangerous consequences. The trend of social support for violence has deepened somewhere in the Indian psyche, which is seen in Hyderabad and is seen intermittently in this corona-crisis. Despite often refusing, they either support or entertain their acts by lathiing, holding meetings or watching policemen running around holding their ears. It is a situation of punishing those who violate the law illegally, which we often endorse, Without thinking that this trend can later become a big event like a violent murder or breaking of hands and feet. Despite all this, this time the public support is not due to any negative reason, but away from the pleasant atmosphere of the family, regardless of their safety, in praise of the duty-bound policemen day and night.
It is important that in this catastrophe, the Indian public was reminded of that institution, from which it gets interviewed every day. We always remember him for the wrong reasons, but this time he got our attention due to positive reasons. This was his right and the country also patted him heavily. It remains to be seen whether this change will be institutionalized? Is it not that when the situation returns to normal, the police return to their tricks? It is certain that after returning to life, the government will take a lesson from the experiences of these days to bring about massive structural changes in various fields. Shouldn’t he think of making extensive reforms in the police? This work has been pending since 1947 and the police of independent India also remains anti-people. The recommendations of all the commissions are dusting the offices. 
The corona-era has introduced some images from which it can be inferred that the police will be like the friend of the public? There are only two needs. Firstly, it should be understood by the rulers that the friendly police of the people is not necessarily against their interests and secondly, the people also have to understand that being a part of democracy it is their right to get a decent police , And if she has outlined the good work of the police this time, she can also agitate for it if needed in future.  

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