GUWAHATI: Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumarswamy married Revathi amid lockdown. Pictures of the couple have been circulated widely. People have slammed the event which was organised during such a period when mass gatherings are not allowed. People who gathered for the wedding were not seen wearing masks. No social distancing was practiced.
Meanwhile, around 150 people defied lockdown to participate in Temple Chariot Festival In Karnataka. A case has been registered against 20 people.
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.
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.