Policing In A Pandemic - Abhishek Acharyya and Ashwin Jangalapalli
In this policy advisory brief document, principles of police intervention during a pandemic have
been outlined based on several incidents that have occurred during the lockdown period
across the country and the laws invoked in the current situation. The proposed principles
can be a source of a comprehensive framework for police intervention during a humanitarian crisis.
Who Cares? Feminist Responses To The Pandemic: A Coronabrief-
Vibhuti Patel and Lea Goelnitz
The COVID-19 pandemic has a strong gender dimension. It is increasing women’s vulnerabilities and
risks in their roles as workers and caregivers.
Feminists in India have developed demands to address these issues now and beyond the crisis.
Living On The Edge: Covid-19 Adds To Distress and Discrimination Of Indian Transgender Communities-
In this article, the author draws attention to the distresses faced by the transgender
community in India during the COVID-19 pandemic. She acknowledges the direct health risks
of COVID-19 as well as related perils arising from discrimination. Concerns are raised,
not just about the lack of healthcare facilities,
but also about the lack of dialogue and inclusion of transgender people regarding their healthcare.
COVID-19, Domestic Abuse and Violence: Where Do Indian Women Stand? -
The article highlights the rise in cases of domestic abuse cases during the pandemic,
how patriachal structures operate
in such times and how it may further worsely affect dalit women.
Facing COVID 19- My Land of Neither Hope Nor Despair -
The short essay puts forth Prof. Veena Das’s perspective on how does one respond to the education
of the young within the profound uncertainties created by Covid-19.
Why Relying on Criminal Law Should Not Be the Answer to a Pandemic -
Ameya Bokil and Nikita Sonavne
Acting through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the state has relied on a host of
criminal laws as a response to containing a disaster. This is both a disproportionate
and unsuitable response to dealing with the current public health crises. The article
situates the use of criminal law and use of force to punish people ‘who refuse to obey’
social distancing during lock down in the larger social structures of inequality,
communalism and socio-economic disparities.
A Primer on COVID-19- Mark Nichter, University of Arizona
A medical anthropologist, Dr. Nichter, has collated a variety of information on this webpage on COVID-19.
Updated weekly, this documents information on the CoronaVirus, ranging from symptoms, transmission,
rotective/preventive measures to recent statistics. It also explains and busts myths around the virus,
giving clear and precise answers. It is a very detailed and
informative point of reference for anyone who wants to be updated about the state of COVID-19 world-wide.