The glorification of encounter is an indication of an ill society.Recently, a gangster who had been in activation mode in killings, extortions, and other such crimes got apprehended on his surrender, and the very next day he got killed. After his killing, a huge proportion of people on various social media platforms are justifying the act in the name of instant justice. The encounter has been termed as the very effective means of killing criminals but by killing criminals if crime gets vanished then we would not have an increase in crime rates after having thousands of fake encounters in place.
The gangster was operating for over a decade and had already killed one politician in police custody itself so it was almost apparent that he was just some wolf who was nourished by our politicians and was killed when he went rogue.
But I don't have a problem with the game that is being played by powerful people. The thing that worries me is that the people glorify the act the same way they did when Hyderabad encounter happened some months ago. They need to understand that the increasing encounter and that too unofficial show the glitches in the police and justice system. The punishment amidst the public is the direct challenge to the constitutional structure that is meant for every citizen and even the highly notorious ones. The proper judicial examination has to be done even to the people we think don't have any right to live. The wrong precedent would set if we get to glorify the encounters which would save us from questioning ourselves as the society. The new normal, if it becomes, would be the most effective weapon to be used by powerful to crush the opposing powerless as well. The saviors can go rogue in that very context.