Lockdown Extension: The Necessary Evil
We all are battling the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India And
the ongoing Lockdown has been extended till 24th May. What actually is happening
the Lockdown is on and cases are off not exactly off but reduced, in this way
there is no guarantee that they will remain low if Delhi lifts Lockdown that
means if the people of Delhi do not take the precautionary measures, the cases
will increase exponentially and in this manner where will this all take us ?
This is a big question in front of whole Delhi or even the Country.
There are two aspects of this lockdown one aspect offers safety and the other
aspect offers livelihood.
It is a situation as if we have to choose either our speaking ability or our
listening ability . We canít live without both, both are equally important but
now we have to choose which one is more significant. The elite members of the
society will tilt their allegiance towards the safety aspect ie, the extension
of the lock down whereas the low income groups will be interested more in the
discontinuation of lockdown but for the middle section of our society which is
the middle class the real dilemma exists , they want to be safe but also want to
earn and only our administration holds the solution of this dilemma that our
society is experiencing.
We can see two faces of our administration , one face is when the lock down is
extended for the peopleís safety which on their part is a benevolent step for
security and safety of everyone but the other face could be seen in the spine
chilling views of ration lines where the daily wage labourers and their families
have to stand for hours with a bone chilling thought in their mind that their
number might not come.
This does not even some up the second face because the ration and food lines
are not even organised by the Government . Private NGOís and individual people
are working tirelessly day and night to make sure that everyone else sleeps with
bellies filled with food but administrations are busy bragging their
achievements and fighting amongst themselves. Is this the society that our
forefathers dreamt of ?, Is this justice to the "Right to life" that the Indian
Constitution guaranteed under Article 21 to each and every citizen? because it
does not seems to be.
State Governments are fighting with the Central Government , courts are being
needed for the Governments to understand their responsibilities. Lack of beds ,
lack of medication , lack of oxygen and equipment, lack of vaccination , our
health sector crumbling and falling apart but the administration wants us to
believe that ďAll is wellĒ. But all is not well , all is not even OK
I donít feel itís good for the people of Delhi living in Lockdown at their homes
only with minimum basic needs which God knows when going to end. Extending
Lockdown is not the solution instead of putting whole Delhi in Lockdown, at
least markets should be open in phases with strict guidelines, enforcement of
law and sanitisation. May be the idea behind this brief weekly extension of
Lockdown is to control the cases and give time to boost the health
infrastructure but the situation in hand is under control or not?
This is also a big question and everyone wants to know itís answer from the
Delhi Government because nowadays daily many speculations are heard and talked
about that the Covid data is not being represented accurately, testing speed and
quantity is being deliberately reduced. It will be the responsibility of the
Government to clear the air about these speculations and earn back the faith of
The biggest question that has arisen after the recent developments of this
pandemic ie, the increasing number of ďBLACK FUNGUS" cases after Covid recovery
is that Is the administration even ready for such a situation? because right now
as common civilians each one of us is feeling cornered and in front of us are
foes like COVID-19 pandemic, black fungus lack of infrastructure and medicine,
lack of vaccination, unemployment, communal hatred etc.
At the end there will be a dilemma if being safe with empty pockets will benefit
any of us in a situation when the administration is failing repeatedly to
perform itís functions and fulfil itís responsibilities properly.
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