After much anticipation since the day he held a meeting with the chief ministers of state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finally be addressing the nation at 10 am on April 14. The 21 Days lockdown is about to end on 14th April 2020 i.e tomorrow , It is the day when the lockdown extension will be made official by the Government.
In a tweet on Monday afternoon, the PMO Twitter handle announced that PM Modi will address the nation at 10 am on Tuesday.
Prime Minister @narendramodi will address the nation at 10 AM on 14th April 2020.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 13, 2020
After the meeting of PM with other states chief minister, the nation is expecting lockdown extension till 30th April. Now It’s the government which has to decide whether to care about the economy or to care about it’s people. It will be a difficult decision for the government as a result the news is coming that the govt might opt for a balanced approach and will divide the nation into different zones:-
The districts with substantial numbers of positive cases would fall under the red zone. The coronavirus red zone will be totally sealed and no activity will take place.
The areas with limited number of cases in the past and with no surge in positive cases recently would be included under the orange zone. Only restricted activities such as limited public transport and farm product harvesting is expected to be allowed in coronavirus
The districts with no coronavirus positive cases would fall under the green zone.
In the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, chief ministers reportedly rooted for limited movement of people in the extended lockdown period. They also asked for opening of liquor shops since these generate a substantial part of the state revenue.
Several states such as Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana and others have already extended the lockdown till April 30.
Soon after Saturday’s meeting, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was in news when he tweeted that the PM has agreed to extend the lockdown and expressed his gratitude.
PM has taken correct decision to extend lockdown. Today, India’s position is better than many developed countries because we started lockdown early. If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is imp to extend it
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 11, 2020
According to the latest Official reports by the Government, The number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 9,000-mark while the death toll has crossed 300.
If There Is A God, Why Does He Not Tell Corona To Buzz Off? – Justice Markandey Katju
Justice Katju tweeted: “If there is a God, why does he not tell corona to buzz off ? Or does he like tormenting people ?”
If there is a God, why does he not tell corona to buzz off ?
Or does he like tormenting people ?
— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) April 12, 2020
The former judge of the Supreme Court is known to make controversial statements. A Twitter user says, “Kidding you sound !”
Kidding you sound !
— Dhruti M Kapadia دھروتی ایم کپاڈیہ (@DhrutiMKapadia) April 12, 2020
But he reverted and said, “I am not kidding. I am asking a serious question. In Dostoevsky’s great novel Brothers Karamazov it was asked by one of d brothers if there is a God y do children, who havent done any harm 2anyone, suffer ? Der r millions of children in d world hungry, shivering in cold, homeless.”
I am not kidding. I am asking a serious question. In Dostoevsky's great novel Brothers Karamazov it was asked by one of d brothers if there is a God y do children, who havent done any harm 2anyone, suffer ? Der r millions of children in d world hungry, shivering in cold, homeless
— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) April 12, 2020
In another tweet, he said, “if there is a God, why does not eradicate corona.” Replying to one user, Justice Katju said, “I am not kidding. I am asking a serious question. In Dostoevsky’s great novel Brothers Karamazov it was asked by one of d brothers if there is a God y do children, who havent done any harm 2anyone, suffer ? Der r millions of children in d world hungry, shivering in cold, homeless.”
Delhi shook again by Earthquake 2.0- 2 DAYS IN A ROW!
The citizens of Delhi felt the tremors of a minor earthquake for a second day in a row on Monday, April 13 afternoon.
The National Centre for Seismology said the earthquake occurred at 1.26 pm at a depth of 5 kilometres.
On April 12 Delhi had felt the tremors of an earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale and these were felt in the neighbouring cities of Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad.
The people of Delhi seem to be panic stricken by such actions of nature and the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted hoping for everyone’s safety.
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There are no reports or signs of any damages by both of these earthquakes.
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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, 101st Anniversary: Check out what truly happened!
April 13, 2020 would mark the 101st anniversary of the dreadful Jallianwala Bagh massacre and on this day we pay our respects to those who were martyred in the freedom struggle and also realise how significant and valuable is the liberty that we enjoy today.
April 13, 1919, a dark day in the Indian history, a day showcasing the atrocities of the British Empire and a day that makes us value our hard earned freedom.
India’s path to freedom was not easy and the lives laid by freedom fighters are remembered with moist eyes and the Jallianwala Bagh incident is one of the biggest examples of the price that India had to pay for attaining liberty.
The British East India Company had issued a notice banning all meetings and associations but this notice was not widely recieved and unaware villagers were still in the public space.
A joyous day as it was, the day of Baisakhi, people in Amritsar, Punjab had gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh to celebrate the ripening of their crops and enjoy the fair held there. The British forces were given the news that some freedom fighters were holding a meeting in the place, a meeting in protest of the arrest and deportation of two national leaders, Satyapal and Saifuddin Kitchlew.
In lieu of this, Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer ordered his troops to open fire at the crowd of unarmed Indian civilians.
No warnings were given and absolutely no efforts were made to civilly separate the meeting and vacate the place; the only action taken was relentless and barbaric massacre of a peacefully gathered crowd.
The troops fired mercilessly for around 10 minutes until their weapons were exhausted and 379 were identified dead,and approximately 11,000 wounded, of which 192 were seriously injured.
The numbers of Indian National Congress were even more severe reporting the number of casualities to be 1,000.
General Dyer was hailed a hero in England’s House of Lords and even after facing scorn by the common people, was unrepentant throughout his life.
There are long-standing demands in India that Britain should apologize for the massacre. Despite the comments made throughout history, it is shocking how the word ‘sorry’ has never been mentioned by the British government and they haven’t formally apologized to India.
The monument of Jallianwala Bagh will now remained closed till June 15 as the renovations were delayed due to the coronavirus.
Please share your views about such actions of the British Empire in the comments section below.
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