10 August 2020: The Pandemic, Lockdown and Democratic Freedoms
While the pandemic rages, the efforts are in full swing to divert our attention in every possible direction apart from the health and hunger crisis that looms large. The economy that is on a ventilator is overshadowed by war mongering, divisive politics and hate mongering. Alongside, a phenomenon that cuts across most authoritarian regimes is the attempt to turn the pandemic into an “opportunity” to further curtail rights and freedoms. Speakers of the webinar include Kiruba Munusamy, Nandini Sundar, Kalpana Kannabiran, Zoya Hasan, Gautam Bhatia and Satish Deshpande.