GUWAHATI: Around 150 people defied lockdown to participate in Temple Chariot Festival In Karnataka. A case has been registered against 20 people.
"Today at 6.30 am, around 100-150 people had come near Siddalingeshwara temple for about 20 mintues and took part in chariot pulling procession," Superintendent of Police Lada Martin told media.
Just recently, 40 people were booked by police for defying lockdown rules by offering namaz at a mosque in MP.
Locals had also defied lockdown to attend funeral of militant killed in Sopore encounter in North Kashmir. Sopore police have lodged FIR against unknown persons who attended the funeral of JeM militant Sajad Nawab Dar.
Sajad Nawab Dar’s family had given in writing that on receiving that body they would stick to social distancing, but that was clearly not the case.
Some 400 people attended the funeral despite government asking people to stay indoors as number of coronavirus cases are rising the region.
Prime Minister Modi had urged people to follow lockdown measures until May 3. The lockdown was about to end on April 14.
“Friends, keeping all the suggestions in mind, it has been decided that the lockdown in India will have to be extended till 3rd May. That means until 3rd May, each and every one of us, will have to remain in the lockdown. During this time, we must continue maintaining discipline in the way we have been doing till now,” he said.
“Therefore, we have to be very vigilant about hot-spots. We will have to keep a close and strict watch on the places which run the risk of becoming hot-spots. The creation of new hot-spots will further challenge our hard work and penance. Hence, let us extend the strictness and austerity in the fight against Corona for the upcoming one week,” he added.