October 30, 2008internal securitylaw & orderpoliticsSecurity

Law of the Fishes watch

The protecting railway passengers edition

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

When the state is perceived to be failing in its duty to impose order through its monopoly over the legitimate use of force, it provides excuses for vested interests to take on that role.

Alleging a breakdown’ in the law and order machinery in Maharashtra, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh said unarmed workers of his party will travel in trains in that state to prevent north Indians from being attacked. [IE]

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