Our Community Correspondent Rajesh Gupta reports from the Doomrapali village in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district where a huge public gathering was organized when the whole city was under a lockdown.
During the second wave of COVID-19 in Chhattisgarh many cities including Raigarh went into a complete lockdown and section 144 (curfew) was imposed. It was impossible for anyone to be out for reasons other than emergency or for essential items.
However, Bhatia Energy organized a huge public gathering to decide on the expansion of a local coal mine. No social distancing was followed and many were without masks. The bigger question is why does the law act differently for different people?
A local lawyer, Tanmay Banerjee sent an application to the local District Collector reporting the blatant violation of his own passed orders and yet nothing was done.
In this video, you can see that the Gram Panchayat office in Barbaspur village of Balod district has been in a dilapidated condition for 10 years, in Chattisgarh.