India Lockdown: Citizens Disobey Law, Thrash Cops – What’s Wrong With These People?

Indian Cop Punjab
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Barely a day into the complete lockdown due to COVID-19, the citizens across the country have broken the code, disobeyed the authorities and, in some cases, have thrashed cops. This, in a collective fight against the pandemic, comes as a shocker and equally shameful.

From the midnight of 24th of March, India has gone into a complete lockdown in an attempt to curb the widespread of the coronavirus. Barring essential services, all other sectors have either shut down or are operational from the homes. Barring a few incidents, India has responded well to the lockdown. The few exceptional incidents alone can shame the entire nation.

Indian Cop
Courtesy: Indian Express

However, on the first day of the 21-day lockdown, there have been incidents of people misbehaving with the authorities. The first incident was reported on the morning of Wednesday in the Sanjaynagar area of Bengaluru where a youth was seen thrashing a police constable in the middle of the street. While people around tried to stop the youth, few even joined him. The reasons leading up to the incident are unknown yet.

Similar Incidents Reported Across the Country

From another viral video, an incident from West Bengal came to light where a woman is seen spitting on the policeman. Reportedly, the car in which the lady and his friend were traveling was stopped by the cops at the Naka. Upon not satisfying the cops on the reason she is out, the lady apparently got agitated and an argument broke out between her and the cop which then led her to the action. The lady and the friend were later arrested by the Bidhannagar Police.

Ernakulum too reported a similar incident. After two youths were stopped from stepping outside by the cops in Ernakulum, the youth grabbed the collar of the cop and started a fight. This, now, is turning out to be a recurring situation around the country.

The 21-day lockdown imposed on the country that is supposed to help the state contain the pandemic can only be benefitted with the co-operation of the people. The state government authorities are at it to find ways to further strengthen social distancing by penalizing those who break the law and in some states, shoot at sight orders is in consideration.



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Akarsh is an Author of Love Me Like You Do, an Amazon bestseller. He has his Short film 'Unloved' nominated for Dadasaheb Phalke award and screened in Bangalore screened at Bangalore international short film festival.


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