Thursday, May 7, 2020

CORONA is not a laughing matter – The lighter side – 23

CORONA is not a laughing matter – The lighter side – 23

We are in the 44rd day of the lockdown. Things seem to be under control, prima facie, and a gradual exit process from the lockdown has already started with precautions and natural worry. The death toll of the virus has reached about 1600 plus with almost 50000 positive cases. The redeeming feature is that the recovery rate which is successively increasing currently stands at about 28%.

The exit process has its own difficulties. The migrant workers are keen to go home. The authorities are ill-equipped to handle the situation owing to cost factors and other requirements such as medical check-up, social distance, compulsory confinement etc. The alcohol issue has further worsened the situation particularly with regard to the social distance norms at the Thekas – Wine
Shops. While the public needs to be educated, rather than shouting them down from the roof tops by the so-called Anchors in the TV studios and self appointed social and spiritual leaders, and necessary arrangements made for smooth sale of liquor. There is no point in quoting the scriptures.  It is a matter of great concern that the frontline warriors, particularly the police and para-security forces, were increasingly becoming the hits of the virus. The authorities should be mindful of this.

The security situation in the sensitive areas like J&K is also a source of concern. It is a matter of great worry that our security forces remained at the receiving end, in recent days, in fighting with the terrorists and anti-national elements and lost too many lives of our valiant soldiers and highly placed commanders. The dreaded terrorist of Hizbul Mujahideen, Riyaz Naikoo was neutralized in the operations; it is a big success of the security forces. But we need to find a lasting solution. It is already too late. There would be no dearth of Riyaz Naikoos as long as our hostile neighborhood is there to fish in the troubled waters. 
The lighter side of the virus ridden ground realities has been over taken by the “Saroor” of ‘Som Ras” in the run up to the opening of the Thekas. Let us have a foretaste of the Som Ras:

शराब की दुकानें इसलिए खुलवायी जा रहीं हैं
क्योंकि आरबीआई गवर्नर ने कहा है
दो से तीन क्वार्टर में
अर्थव्यवस्था पटरी पर जायेगी

Yet another Gem:
 Wine Shop खोलने से पहले सरकार की अपील-

"कृप्या पीने के बाद गाड़ी सीधे अपने घर ले जायें।
कोई भी चीन की तरफ नहीं जायेगा।

Caution for the couples at home in confinement:

दो बात दिमाग मे रख लीजिये।
कोरोना से लड़ना है,घबराना नही है।
बीबी से घबराना है, लड़ना नही है।
कृपया गड्बड् ना करें वरना.................... दोनो मे से किसी की भी अभी वैक्सीन नहीं बनी है।

With the lines of a famous song of Gurdass Mann

ਕੀ ਬਣੂ ਦੁਨੀਆਂ ਦਾ ਸੱਚੇ ਪਾਤਸ਼ਾਹ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜਾਣੇ let us pray for peace and harmony on the day of Budha Purnima and invoke the blessings of Lord Buddha:

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