Coronavirus: Indian police labelled ‘criminal, brutal force’

Prominent human rights lawyers in India say the country’s police are acting like brutal criminals, while enforcing the strict coronavirus lockdown.

With social media awash with videos of alleged police abuse, India’s Supreme Court and the national government are being urged to take action, as Girish Sawlani reports.

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In This Story: Lockdown

During the 2020 Covid-19 epidemic, lockdown has come to mean the practice of attempting to control transmission of the virus by means of restricting people’s movement and activities on a broad scale, usually on a national or state-wide basis.

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