Though the Foundation has a legal support email id, I dont think it has practical value. Further, in this highly polarised political environment where we can be attacked in real life for work done on Wikipedia, I agree with the point on building a legal support system for work done at least within Wikipedia.
On Sunday, 9 May 2021, Bodhisattwa Mandal <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I personally always felt that individual Wikimedia volunteers are always in an extremely vulnerable position. There is no legal support system present in the Indian Wikimedia ecosystem to safeguard or prevent Wikimedia volunteers from being harrassed by state or charged or arrested for any controversial content present on Wikipedia. Although Sidheeq was not charged for anything related to his Wikimedia work and to some people, maybe his arrest has nothing to do with the Wikimedia community, but it gives us a chance to think, what happens if this kind of incident happens to any one of us with respect to any controversial content present on any Wikimedia sites. I strongly feel that we need to build a good legal support system sustainable enough to help volunteers in distress anytime anywhere in India; the scope of such a support system can be defined or discussed, but something should be there.
> At present, as volunteers, we are so helpless that we can only pray that everything will be fine someday automagically, but that is just to console ourselves. The fact is we are too powerless to condemn the incident or issue a statement or even bring this topic to the mailing list. Personally, I feel helpless like everyone else. I just hope that someday this discussion will help build a legal support system whom we can approach while in distress.