IPCS Fireside Chats | Episode #1 | COVID-19 and Law Enforcement in India | Yashovardhan Azad
15 Jun, 2020   ·    Yashovardhan Azad

In this conversation, Yashovardhan Azad, Member, IPCS Governing Council, former Central Information Commissioner, and former Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat, speaks to Siddharth Anil Nair about policing during the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The efficacy of law enforcement has become a critical concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. The unique circumstances of the pandemic has proved to be a test of how well India polices itself. Exploring topics ranging from mental health to the use of drone technology, inter-departmental coordination, allegations of police abuses and need for greater accountability, this interview outlines the various problems and possibilities facing police personnel in their frontline fight against the viral outbreak.

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