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...A major barometer of democratic policing is diversity and representation. At any given time, the composition of police should not become exclusive to the dominant sections of the society as societies are heterogeneous. In this context, the Delhi Police does not reflect the diverse population it serves. The strength of Muslims in the Delhi Police is at an all-time low. Until July this year, it had nearly 1,300 Muslims or 1.7 per cent of the total actual strength of 76,348. The numbers have dipped from 1,485 since the data was last published in 2013. While Delhi has the best police-population ratio at 361, yet it appears skewed, especially against the Muslims. The data received through RTI applications on the strength of Muslim police personnel from various districts and departments in the Delhi Police paints a bleak picture. The districts having over 100 Muslim police personnel were North-East (123 out of 2,940) and South-East district (126 out of 3,592). ...Indian Express on Nov. 14, 2017, 12:55 a.m.