Police in India Turn to Mediation

Hindustan Times
July 11, 2012

THe Punjab police department are turning to an ancient technique to help resolve conflicts. Director of the police said, “There are certain disputes in the community which are not taken to court. But even these non-cognizable disputes cannot be ignored. To tackle such complaints, we would be seeking help of people from within the society.” The “Saanjh Kendras” are panels of 15 members from the community who help resolve disputes by mediating in the traditional panchayat mode.

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