We’re on lockdown. Day three here in India and already I’ve got itchy feet. I was not made to sit indoors all day.
The mandatory curfew is expected to last three weeks. We’re allowed out to collect basic provisions but not more than that. Punishments for non-compliance here are more swift and direct than elsewhere (lathi beatings have already taken place across the country).
Draconian measures that ask sacrifice of the majority to protect a vulnerable portion of society are needed in this dire moment. Police are now being asked to enforce this new ruling. Our civil liberties have been reduced in the wake of this crisis.
How long will those new laws continue after the event?