“No Riot Can Last for More than 24 Hours unless the State wants it to Continue”- Vibhuti Narain Rai, IPS to Teesta Setalvad

Courtesy: Communalism Combat Cover Story, February 1995 AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY TEESTA SETALVAD CO-EDITOR COMMUNALISM COMBAT He is as IPS officer whom the saffron brigade loves to hate. Based on his personal experience as a junior officer during the 1980 communal riots in Allahabad he wrote a novel. Shahar mein curfew, in 1989 on the eve of his promotion as the superintendent of police of … Continue reading “No Riot Can Last for More than 24 Hours unless the State wants it to Continue”- Vibhuti Narain Rai, IPS to Teesta Setalvad

The Lemmings of Hashimpura

The largest incident of custodial killing, where officers of the notorious Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) shot dead 42 persons from the Muslim community and sought to destroy the evidence has resulted in acquittal because of the deliberately lackadaisical and shoddy investigation says Vibhuti Narain Rai, retired officer of the Indian Police Force (IPS) in an exclusive interview to Communalism Combat-Newsclick and Hillele.org. . Worse still, successive … Continue reading The Lemmings of Hashimpura