What is the representation of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh police force?
An application was filed with the Uttar Pradesh Police under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get details regarding the total number of police officials in the state and whether how many of them belong to muslim community.
The reply to the application, provided by the state government, indicates that representation of Muslims in the UP police force is almost negligible.The data provided in the reply states that only about two per cent of Sub-Inspectors (SI) in the police force are muslim, while the corresponding percentage of Head-Constables and Constables are three per cent and 4 per cent, respectively.
The statistics provided in the RTI reply shows that there are a total of 10,197 Sub-Inspectors employed in the UP civil police out of which only 236 are Muslim. Similarly, out of a total of 8,224 Head-Constables only 269 are Muslims whereas among 1,01,245 Constables, the number of muslim constables is only 4,430.