Political repression in India amidst coronavirus lockdown
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New Delhi, May 21 -- The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdowns in many countries have led to a resurgence of authoritarianism because of which the liberal democratic model again finds itself at peril from reactionary forces. It is not exaggerating to say that the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic traces its roots to such forces. Dr. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital, informed his fellow doctors about the outbreak, following which he was issued a notice by the Public Security Bureau for making false comments that had severely disturbed the social order. The 'solemn apology' that the Communist Party offered to his family and that too after his death does not absolve the Chinese government of not being co...
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