Violent dispersal of Indian authorities against Shaheen Bagh protestors on March 2020. The said protest camp was led by Muslim community to fight the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Since the unprecedented lockdowns precipitated by the efforts to stop the spread of CoVID-19, governments have passed draconian laws restricting not only movement but also freedom of information. Worse, these laws are being used as a pre-text to silence and arrest regime critics. APRN believes that people’s rights should remain the fulcrum of pandemic response.