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.
16 families from Odisha's Sundergarh district were paying taxes for a piece of land allotted to them 22 years ago through government schemes. But in reality the land was allotted only on paper. They did not even know the location of the land for which they had been paying taxes...