Uber security

I’m so glad to see that at least one chief minister in this country is taking the issue of security seriously, and doing something about it rather than wait for P Chidambaram and his NSG.

Here you go.

In a controversial move, the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh on Friday decided to start recruitment for setting up a police force to guard parks and memorials for Dalit icons without waiting for Governor B L Joshi’s nod for a bill and an ordinance for the same purpose.

“The need for a trained force for the security of these memorials and parks was felt by the government and the state cabinet today decided to recruit ex servicemen to raise a battalion of some 1200 personnel for providing security to nine parks, memorials and museums in Lucknow and NOIDA”, Cabinet Secretary Shahshank Shekhar Singh said here.

I wonder if this elite force will be trained to keep pigeons and crows from crapping all over those statues?