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Delhi Citizens Mock Social Distancing Norms; Form Long Queues Outside Liquor Shops

Lawstreet Journal 6 May 2020 4:31pm

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The Morning of April 4, 2020, saw poor conformance to the Lockdown rules at Chandranagar in Delhi, where people were seen standing in long queues before a liquor shop – all while ridiculing social distancing norms.

The center recently allowed the opening of wine shops in the country with certain restrictions. However, the move spelled havoc in the capital city which already includes 11 districts marked as Red Zones under it. Within hours of opening, crowds formed a long queue outside the said store while flouting social distancing norms even in the presence of police officials. On being questioned about the callous behavior by the media, one of the men stated, “We are tired of buying liquor in black and if no one is following norms why I should, let all die merrily”.

It is shocking to know that the authorities, on one hand, are doing their best to control the pandemic, while the public on the other is unable to understand the gravity of the situation, as proven by the recent gatherings outside liquor stores.

In addition to Delhi, several cities across the country portrayed a similar picture. In Pune, massive crowds were seen emerging before liquor shops after the Maharashtra government allowed the functioning of standalone Liquor shops on Monday- May 4th2020. Areas in the city such as at Bhandarkar road, Wanawdi, Salunke Vihar, and NIBM road were especially thronged by crowds in the pursuit of buying liquor. 

In Karnataka’s Mandya district, police reportedly had to resort lathi-charge to control the crowd gathered… Continue Reading...


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