Lokniti-CSDS and Common Cause released the Status of Policing in India Report 2020-2021: Volume II- Policing in the Covid-19 Pandemic on August 16, 2021. The Launch featured a Keynote Address by Justice Deepak Gupta, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and a Panel Discussion on ‘Law Enforcement in Crises: Discretion, Excesses, and Expectations'. Watch it here.
Third in the series of the SPIR, the 2020-2021 study is divided into two volumes. First, ‘Policing in Conflict-affected Regions', was released in April 2021. Volume II, 'Policing in the Covid-19 Pandemic', aims at understanding the challenges faced by the police in the states that are most affected due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the consequential lockdowns, as well as the experiences of the common people with the police and their perception of various aspects of policing under special and exceptional circumstances created due to the pandemic. It is based on a sample survey of police personnel and civilians conducted across 10 states of India by Lokniti-CSDS.
Click here to download the report.