The minister said that people love to boast and feel proud about having intimidated a police official.

Kiren Rijiju says North Indians love breaking rules
news Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 12:59

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has stuck to his guns stating that North Indians get pleasure in breaking rules. 

According to a report in the Indian Express, Rijiju stated, “I was witness to a statement made by one of the Lt Governors of Delhi some years ago. He had stated that people of north India enjoy breaking the rules and by evening he was forced to apologise. But I believe what he said was right.”

 

It is open to debate whether such a sweeping statement or generalization about North Indians breaking rules holds water or not. 

 

The minister added that people love to boast and feel proud about having intimidated a police official but it was not right to put the blame on the police for everything that goes wrong. 

 

Rijiju said, “Many people say police has become very rude. Police will be rude only if citizens are undisciplined. If people are disciplined, then police will not be rude. But there is a general saying here that until you beat them with a stick, people don’t listen.”

 

Rijiju’s comments assume significance in the wake of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s recent assertion that Delhi Police was the ‘most corrupt’.  

 

Kejriwal has hit back saying that the minister should not separate Indians into North Indians and South Indians and instead the politics should improve. 

 

In the latest rejoinder to his statement, Rijiju has tweeted, “If we wont worry about the state of society then how will we improve it?”

 

Rijiju had ruffled feathers earlier in the year when he had dared anyone to stop him from eating beef in response to a statement by Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi that those who want to eat beef should go to Pakistan. 

 

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