Launch of the Status of Policing in India Report, 2020-21, Volume II
Common Cause India and Centre For The Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) launched the Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR) 2020-21. Volume II of the report focuses on the 'Policing in the Covid-19 Pandemic'.
The second part of the SPIR 2020-21 is covered a range of citizen-police interactions during the lockdown, the handling of the crisis, and the emergence of new challenges for the law enforcement apparatus from Tier 1 and Tier II/III cities of 10 states and Union Territories. Data from a survey of both common people and police personnel as well as the media coverage of the nature of policing during the initial phases of the national lockdown were analysed. Some of the key findings of a separate, rapid survey with migrant workers and relief workers from Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan and Gujarat were also presented in this report.
A Panel Discussion took place on the topic "Law Enforcement in Crises: Discretion, Excesses and Expectations" by panellists Ms Nikita Sonavane, Lawyer and Activist, Dr Ish Kumar, Former DGP & Head NCRB and Mr G K Pillai, Former Home Secretary and a Keynote Address by Justice Deepak Gupta, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India.