Kumar article on police violence in India published in Scroll

Radha Kumar"Instead of recycling elitist stereotypes that successfully distance us from the violence of our police, we need to look at how far we, as a society, tolerate injustices to the poor, to Dalits, to women," writes Radha Kumar, assistant professor of history. "So long as we can live in a society where labourers have to walk hundreds of kilometres to reach their homes while trains idle by, where rape victims are shamed for their clothing choices, where Dalits are punished for making a little money – we cannot be shocked that the police also target the same citizens, albeit with brute force." Kumar's article, "Thoothukudi isn’t an exception – brutal police violence has always been the norm in India," was published n Scroll. 07/14/20