The Lakshadweep Police presents its Charter for the citizens of Lakshadweep. It would be of immense help to us if we are informed on the non-compliance of any of the terms of the Charter.
In accordance with the existing laws of the land, various Government and departmental orders, and guidelines such as those issued by the NHRC, certain procedures have been evolved with respect to citizens' dealing with the police. For the purpose of easy understandability and wide reach, this Citizens' Charter is intended to provide a simplified outline of such procedures. It describes, in simple terms, what the citizens' rights are, what they can expect from the police and what is expected of them in turn. The Citizen's Charter is not supposed to be a compendium of the existing laws or a commentary thereon. For that, the citizens must refer to the laws and interpretations thereof as contained in various judgments. (The use of masculine gender in the following is Standard English-unless specifically mentioned, the concepts apply equally well to females as well.)