The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD), Ashoka University invite you to a virtual panel discussion on: The Politics of Crime in Uttar Pradesh
- Arunabh Saikia, Journalist, Scroll
- Beatrice Jauregui, Associate Professor, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto
- Laurent Gayer, Researcher, Center for International Studies, Sciences Po
- Gilles Verniers, Senior Visiting Fellow, CPR and Assistant Professor of Political Science and Co-Director, Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University
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About the Discussion:
This is the first discussion as part of a series on the upcoming state elections in 2022.
Lawlessness and crime have always been salient electoral issues in Uttar Pradesh politics. Increasing number of anti-crime legislations over the past five years and rhetoric by the state government seems to have brought a marked shift in the way the UP police is dealing with law and order situations. Some commentators have argued that these activities have also led to an increase in state violence. The panel will dissect the idea of Law and Order as imagined and exercised in Uttar Pradesh from various perspectives, and link it to the changing ideas of policing, crime, and power.
About the Series:
The CPR-TCPD Dialogues on Indian Politics brings together academicians, policy and political practitioners, and civil society actors to grapple with important social and political issues in India. It provides a forum for intellectually rigorous, non-partisan commentary to strengthen public discourse on politics in India. This dialogue series is an effort to understand the changing dynamics of Indian political parties, the impact of new and emerging social movements and the use of new instruments of mobilisation in our polity.
The CPR-TCPD Dialogues is curated by the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Trivedi Centre for Political Data (TCPD) at Ashoka University. Founded in 1973, CPR is one of India’s leading think tanks, providing rigorous policy research on a variety of issues. Founded in 2015, TCPD is among India’s most well-respected institutions working with political data, providing data-driven research, policy work and journalism on India’s political life by producing and disseminating in open access scientifically collected and treated political data. The CPR-TCPD Dialogues leverages the unique strengths of these two institutions to provide rigorous and innovative commentary on India’s social and political challenges.
The event is held in partnership with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS), a German-based foundation working in South Asia and other parts of the world on the subjects of critical social analysis and civic education. It promotes a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic social order, and aims at present members of society and decision-makers with alternative approaches to such an order. Research organisations, groups working for self-emancipation, and social activists are supported in their initiatives to develop models that have the potential to deliver social and economic justice. The work of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, South Asia can be accessed at www.rosalux.in