The Indian Army said that the police of the states Armed Police Forces should not use uniforms similar to the army while on duty.
Army says that common people are unable to detect the difference between this uniform and army uniform. This sends a message among many people that the people doing duty in cities and towns wearing such clothes are army soldiers. This message goes that the army’s help is being sought for internal security in India.
Indian Army sources: Indian Army to take action against state police forces and private security agencies wearing military camouflage uniform. There are policy guidelines which prohibit paramilitary and state police forces from wearing uniforms donned by the military. (1/2)— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2020
Indian Army took this decision after the state police force deployed in New Delhi’s Jafrabad metro station area today was wearing a uniform similar to the disruptive pattern camouflage of the Indian Army.
The army has expressed concern over the use of such dress and said that today our country remains under the constant supervision of national and international media. The use of army uniforms by the police can convey that the army’s help is being taken for work like elections and internal security. This may taint India’s reputation as a vibrant democracy and it can prove to be detrimental to our national interest.
Jamia Millia Islamia university security guards also wear Army pattern camouflage uniform.
Hello @jamiamillia_ How come your security guards are wearing Army pattern camouflage uniform ?..and Maroon beret too ?— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) February 23, 2020
Do you guys understand the meaning of that ?
इस हिसाब से तो कल को आप Army Chief का रैंक भी लगा दोगे कंधे पर
Pl change their uniform ! @adgpi pic.twitter.com/qIURaOw1Ic
During the Jamia violence, A video of security guard became viral who was in same Army pattern camouflage uniform.
Now listen this Army Veteran.— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) December 15, 2019
He is saying that Delhi Police beaten up Mosque Imam when he tried to stop cops from entering into Mosque.
When this Veteran tried to save Imam then cops abused him and thrashed him too.
11/n#JamiaProtest #JamiaMillia pic.twitter.com/X6ZlObOFIQ
Even after the retirement, Indian Army veteran is not authorised to wear it for Private work.
Dnt spread fake propaganda. He is not army personnel and if he was, than also he is not authorised to wear it now for Private work . Today itself i have seen Many gate keepers at #jamia university wearing Army uniform..🤔 is this a conspiracy or new way Gaurding ? https://t.co/W6WXXojMyd— Sumit Chaudhary (@sumit0707) December 16, 2019
There should be a ban on the sale of costumes similar to Army uniforms in the open market. Private sellers should keep track of people selling uniforms similar to the army.