As India is witnessing a huge surge in Covid-19 infections, several states have imposed lockdowns to curb the spread of the deadly virus. When lockdown comes into effect, its violators are seen too. However, Madhya Pradesh police on Monday took the punishment for lockdown violators too far by asking people to fill four pages by writing the name of Lord Ram.
A few days ago, Madhya Pradesh Police faced flak for making four girls do sit-ups out on the road for violating lockdown restrictions.
However, now the Madhya Pradesh’s Satna, the police have started asking such violators to write Lord Ram’s name and fill up four pages.
Sub-Inspector Santosh Singh came up with the idea of asking violators to write Lord Ram’s name on the notebook. This notebook bears a photograph of Lord Ram with his name inscribed. Singh says the suggestion was made in a bid to bring sense into the lockdown violators so that they do not go out unnecessarily.
Meanwhile, in Bhopal, the Covid curfew has been extended till May 24. The corona curfew, which was supposed to end at 6am on May 17, has earlier been given multiple week-long extensions since April 12. Essential services and emergency travel are exempted from the lockdown. The Covid-19 caseload in Bhopal, as on Saturday, was 1,12,226, including 838 deaths.