Reservation policy impacting law and order: Raj governor

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Jaipur, Jan 29 (UNI) Reiterating his views against the prevailing policy of reservation, Rajasthan Governor Shilendra Kumar Singh said fallouts of the policy had its impact on law and order and policing.

Speaking at the inaugural session of the 38th All India Police Science Congress here today, Mr Singh said law and order problems often arise due to social, political, commercial, land use, irrigation availability and similar issues. There were indeed problems like non availability of water for drinking, irrigation and employment, besides others.

Besides, ''our own greed and selfishness have, over the years, with the help of caste system, built new variety of problems by imposing on society all kinds of educational and job-related reservations'', he said.

These have got mixed up with notions of affirmative action and expectations of several varieties of vote banks. Though many of these remained but pipe dreams and chimeras, it could appear appear real at the time of election.

The Governor felt that ''these elements and expectations had complexed our political psyche and this psychology had made the task of police more complex, difficult and problem ridden''.

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria also spoke at the session.

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