As per the Oxford COVID-19 Government Reaction Tracking system, India has the
most rigorous lockdown in comparison to other countries, with a perfect score of
100. The resources provided to Indian law enforcement authorities are
insignificant. Despite these disadvantages, they have met the task of imposing
the lockdown while also enhancing national security.
This article review claims
that such resistance originates from two main sources:
- A growing sense of skepticism among a specific segment of the population,
- An instrument of defiance against the state.
A quantitative analysis to
the occurrences that transpired in India during the 21-day closure timeframe
will be explored in order to create the aforementioned hypotheses.
During an outbreak, policing has no clear instructions or duties to play in
determining the responses. Isolation is something the servicemen are trained to
do, but never on such a large magnitude. As the nation's 1.3 billion
people were taken by surprise by the hurriedly announced closure, police
officers jeopardized their lives on the street corners to guarantee that the
nation's 1.3 billion population remained safe indoors, warning offenders or
using power to clear the roadways; Constructing Lakshman Rekhas
to space individuals out next
to businesses and bazaars; patrolling at naka (barricades) sites all day and
night to inspect automobiles; disseminating information about social distance;
punishing those for breaking the rules; and arresting rash perpetrators To be
sure, this occasionally caused in overreaction, but this was the exception
rather than the rule. Those who did not comply with the screening standards were
also tracked down and sent to isolation centers.
Uprisings erupt between 'social group' and 'out-group' when the former
integrates a feeling of fraudulence and grudge
. In Indian scenario, this
sentiment had been building among certain individuals for quite a while now and
the final straw had been the passing of Citizenship Amendment Regulation and the
announcement of a determination to revise the Total Population Record and
National Registration of Residents in the country. Migrant laborers were the
worst impacted, as desperate times call for bold decisions. They also saw the
state apparatus and police as representatives of the wealthy, who were likely to
take such vacations.
Act integrating from ignorance, helplessness, disobedience, and cynicism
From mid-March, the Government of India began taking a variety of preventive
measures as the number of COVID19 confirmed cases rapidly increased across the
country. In schools, regular courses were halted. Nonetheless, there have been
flagrant breaches of the federal and state authorities' instructions in India. A
closer examination indicates that these breaches are committed by four sort of
individuals: many who are still unaware of the gravity of the circumstance and
their own vulnerabilities, and so treat the lockdown casually.
This might be the first occasion that the entire Indian populace has been
subjected to a total lockdown scenario in their lives. The Prime Minister
encouraged people to stand on their balconies and applaud in gratitude of the
physicians, nurses, and other front-line health professionals. The Prime
Minister has made an appeal.
The experiences of Eu states, as well as China and
South Korea, has shown that social distance is one of the most effective
strategies to stop the development of this disease. However, when the lockdown
was implemented, there were several occasions where the lockdown was breached.
There were also a slew of violent incidents involving police officers, health
care professionals, and even low-wage laborers. Health professionals and
physicians have been harassed in numerous areas, regardless of the fact that
they are in the top of the list of the virus's struggle. All of these instances
demonstrate that some individuals are refusing to cooperate with the
authorities in order for the lockdown to be successful and beneficial.
Responsibilities Of Community/Religious Representatives
During the early days of the lockdown, there were instances of religious
organizations breaking the restrictions. During this time, however, some leaders
began organizing a 'Cow Urine Parties,' and Tablighi Jamaat proceeded to receive
volunteers from Covid-19 impacted nations such as Malaysia Indonesia, Thailand,
The Markaz office subsequently became a hotspot, resulting in an
increase in the number of corona-impacted patients across India. According to
studies, religious authorities have long played an important role in instilling
confidence and promoting a healthy lifestyle among followers.
religious authorities, the police have also performed an important role in
fostering confidence among Indian citizens. As a result, such efforts may
ultimately lead to citizens actively assisting the police in maintaining public
order and preventing violations of official regulations.
The number of people who broke the lockdown in the early days has significantly
decreased. Individuals have gotten more informed and well organized
Community representatives too, were aware of their duties and urged their
constituents to heed official advice. Apart from the significant role performed
by community representatives and police, the government's participation in such
an outbreak is equally critical. These shutdowns have a variety of socioeconomic
and political consequences, but with proper monitoring both at a general
systemic level and in aspects of responsive community-oriented and discussion
resulted policing, it will be able to sustain a sense of shared undertaking and
thus to bring on the society as a critical asset in tackling problems,' and the
gap between us
will be narrowed
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