#Trailer BK16 And The Incarceration Of Justice | 18th September 2021Why did Stan Swamy have to die in custody? Why is the Indian state targeting the BK16? Who is responsible for the violence in Bhima Koregaon on 1 Jan, 2018? Here is a glimpse into the conspiracy to target and imprison 16 activists, lawyers, students, poets and teachers. From planted evidence to being charged under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the state has left no stone unturned to ensure that none of the accused can ever be free again.
We welcomed the strategy of a lockdown — possibly, the harshest and largest in the world, with the smallest relief package. The lockdown by design had nothing to offer the working poor except to destroy overnight the lives they had resiliently built for themselves. After all, the safety of physical distancing and handwashing were impossible for them in their grimy, crowded shanties or rough streets. With their livelihoods bombed out by state policy, in their ruins they were suddenly forced to endure the very hunger they escaped when they had moved to the city. Here are some voices of those on the margins and how a lockdown, completely bereft of empathy and compassion, made their lives more grinding than ever.