top of page

Citizen Police Interactions and
Policing in the Pandemic

On October 30, 2021, the RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) in collaboration with Common Cause India organised a panel discussion on ‘Citizen Police Interactions and Policing in the Pandemic’.

The discussion was moderated by Mr. Aditya Vyas, Editor in Chief at the RSRR, and featured the following speakers:


(1) Mr. N. Ramchandran, President, Indian Police Foundation: Mr. Ramachandran served the States of Assam and Meghalaya as DGP. He is a highly decorated and accomplished IPS officer with extensive experience in police administration, intelligence, counter-terrorism, conflict resolution, etc. Presently, Mr. Ramachandran is the President & Founder of the Indian Police Foundation. The Indian Police Foundation is a multi-disciplinary think tank dedicated to working for police reforms and the improvement of policing through research, capacity building, and policy advocacy.

(2) Dr. Vipul Mudgal, Director & Chief Executive, Common Cause & IM4Change: Dr. Vipul Mudgal is an activist, journalist, and media scholar. He has been a Resident Editor at Hindustan Times in Jaipur and Lucknow, a Senior Editor at New Delhi, South Asia Editor at Asia Times, Bangkok, and a BBC journalist in London and Delhi. With a doctorate from Leicester University, UK, as a Nehru Fellow, he specializes in media coverage of terrorism. He also heads the Inclusive Media for Change Project ( which collates ideas and information on India’s marginalized. Earlier, he was the founder-director of the Publics and Policies Programme at Delhi-based think tank, CSDS. In 2020, he was a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington DC.

(3) Dr. Ruchi Sinha, Associate Professor, TISS: Dr. Ruchi Sinha is an Associate Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and also the Chairperson of the Center for Criminology and Justice at TISS. She has experience of almost two decades in the field of the criminal justice system, policing, crime and development, and criminal justice policy. She has been a visiting Faculty at Gothenburg University, Sweden. She has also been invited as a Council Member of, State Coaching Council, with the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI). She is also part of the Advisory Board of Smt. Kantaben Shah Research Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of Maniben Nanavati Women’s College.

The relevant documents can be accessed here:

The webinar can be viewed here:

bottom of page