Pandemic In India: Forged By News & Thrashed By Police!
Tufel Sharif, G.H. Raisoni University, School of Law, Saikheda, M.P.
With the advent of Novel Corona virus in the nation, there was chaos across the nation. The entire functionaries were stopped and the halt on the working hours due to nationwide lockdown. People were stagnant and bared to step out from their places. This unprecedented event lead to create confusion as to what is happening with their normal routine. The only source of information was news and frontline workers, who were putting tremendous efforts to control the spreading of the virus. But the scene was completely unexpected. The author aims to write about the spreading of fake news by the news channels and brutality by the police machinery on the migrant workers and common people as fake or deceiving news can truly affect the individuals who get themselves the targets. And also entire world is battling with the COVID-19 circumstance, adding to the issue; police authorities in India are amazingly hard on general society. Unlawful utilization of power ought to consistently be controlled; different lockdown stages in India have opened police fierceness. This article targets contemplating the ascent in police ruthlessness particularly during the COVID period, Abuse of forces by police and communalizing by spreading of fake news.
Keywords: Covid-19 in India, fake news, migrant workers, communalization, freedom of speech & expression, police brutality, right to life & dignity.