Bhopal: In a strongly worded tweet that appears to be aimed at the stone pelters ina few pockets of Indore, targeting medical staff, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan took an unusually tough position, issuing stern warning.
He said, “This is not just a tweet. This is a stern warning ...Human rights are only for humans.” This is a rare outburst for Chief Minister Chauhan who is known for his mild demeanors. In what appears to be a clear message to the incident of stone pelting, the Madhya Pradesh CM suggested that human right rules won’t come in the way of taking action against them.
A health department team on a visit to locate persons reportedly infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indore’s Tat Patti Bakhal area was pelted with stones earlier. The health team consisted of five persons including three doctors. Video of the stone pelting and how the medical team left in a rush to save themselves went viral on social media, sparking outrage.
“The moment we started enquiring about a particular person’s health, people began protesting and were joined by others who resorted to stone pelting. Policemen standing nearby came to our rescue,” a woman doctor said.
Indore’s Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Pravin Jadia said: “Our team is working to protect people from the coronavirus infection. But people threw stones at them. It was an unfortunate incident.”
“Two women doctors somehow protected themselves by hiding in tehsildar’’s vehicle,” added Jadia.