The UPSSF Act, 2020, provides that the state government may pass orders to remove difficulties and make clarifications as needed from time to time, which is also not an unusual provision and is most practical.
However, it also states that no such order shall be made after the expiry of a period of 2 years from the date of commencement of the Act.
This indicates that an attempt is being made to invest the UPSSF battalions with powers and privileges that cannot be pared down by any other political party if BJP loses power in Uttar Pradesh in 2022.
The state police force is sought to be given powers and immunities greater than those available to the Central Armed Police Forces. Uttar Pradesh is sought to be transformed into a State within a State, its law enforcement agencies are being converted into a pseudo-army that can intervene in routine matters but is immune from prosecution except…