Rumble in urban India’s RWA jungle9 min read 03 Apr 2020, 10:18 PM IST
Post lockdown, some housing societies have clearly overreached. But there has also been great community spirit
RWAs have come under the scanner for overreach and even exclusionary behaviour. But some are also coming together to provide food and rations for out-of-work part-timers
On 28 March, a list spread like wildfire on WhatsApp groups in the capital. It had names, addresses, flight details, passport numbers and contact information of 722 residents of South Delhi who had travelled to covid-19-affected countries. Many of the city’s resident welfare association (RWA) groups circulated this list, alerting residents about people in the list who are from their own localities.