In India, despite the constitutional right to a "reasonable, fair, and just" procedure for a person accused of an offence, the prison system is overflowing with undertrials—those who have been arrested but are yet to be convicted.
How can we redefine resilience from an empathetic lens? Is it solely the ability to bounce back and be strong in the face of adversity? How can we move away from looking at pain and distress as something that needs to be ‘fixed’ and acknowledge what it needs to heal?
In targeted attacks on activists, Indian authorities have been trying to strategically erase any space for dissent, primarily through the oppressive sedition and anti-terror laws. A staggering number of women are being framed in trumped up charges and even being jailed.