SRINAGAR: A selection grade constable of Jammu and Kashmir police is breaking the internet for speaking fluent English while trying to discipline lockdown violators in Srinagar city.
A 1.7-minute video of a policeman giving a dressing down to two youth, who allegedly broke the lockdown, has gone viral in the valley.
The video has clocked 2.63 lakh views after it was posted on Facebook. It has notched 37000 likes so far and nearly 6400 people have shared the video. More than 1700 people have commented on this video.
In the video, the cop is seen arguing with the youth who had allegedly violated Section 144 CrPC by driving a car during the lockdown.
“I am also a PG from Kashmir University. Don’t talk like this? I had told you to stop the vehicle here,” the cop argued.
When the youth boosted his family background, the cop shouted back: “You are from a good family. Does that mean we are from a notorious family? You mean to say you are from a royal family and we are not.”
The cop later read him the riot act for violating Section 144. “You have broken the law. You have broken Section 144,” he said.
When the youth pleaded that he had ventured out to buy medicine, he asked him to show the prescription. “Where is your prescription? Show me the prescription?” he asked.
Cop’s language and behavior created a flutter on social media. “I’m also serving in the Police department…And the same incident occurred with me on several occasions during my duties….. Boys from Royal families threatened us. (Qanooon Chhoh Sirf Gariban keuth),” said a Facebook user.
Another Facebook user said English is a language not a measure of intelligence and humanity. “So don’t measure these great things with language…. great job … all are equal in eyes of law …..,” he said.
Some social media users also tried to underline the point that policemen have to go through a lot of screening and training before they are recruited.
“No policeman is illiterate. There is a lot of screening done during their recruitments now. Right from physical to written tests to interviews. A lot of transparent processes involved. The written test is bilingual. English+Regional/Official language…” said one of the users.
However, there were some users who did not approve of cop’s behavior. “Education is seen in behavior, not in degree/English. Policeman overreacted which is unprofessional”, said one social media user.
Another Facebook user said policemen are very arrogant…”Today I was stopped at Kakapora even after showing proper pass and prescription they didn’t allow me to go…and behaved very rudely,” he said.