What is ‘Janata Curfew’ that PM Narendra Modi suggested

What is ‘Janata Curfew’ that PM Narendra Modi suggested

However, this is a first for the young generation of India, forced to stay at home. ‘’ It could be possible that the younger generation is not aware of many things from the past.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected over 165 people in India and claimed four lives so far, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday stressed upon the severity of the contagious virus and said, “For a developing country like ours with a large population the growing challenge of Coronavirus is not a normal situation”.

PM Modi, while addressing the nation through video conferencing, called for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on March 22 at 5 pm and for five minutes, for the people who are working towards the welfare of the people during the crucial times, when the coronavirus is impacting the population rapidly.

PM Narendra Modi’s Janata curfew speech talked of resolve and restrain in times of Coronavirus. He said, it was time to clampdown outings and spend time indoors in every effort to save ourselves and others from the novel coronavirus.

PM calls for ‘janata curfew’ for the people, by the people on March 22

It is a curfew by the public and for the public,” said Modi. Modi’s speech seems to raise awareness among people and increase social distancing without using the iron hand of the government. Modi believes that the curfew would be experimental in nature and the reaction would indicate our preparedness if things spiralled down.

While the one-day voluntary lockdown on Sunday seems to be symbolic at this stage Modi’s speech also had hints of a possible extension. I want a few weeks of my citizens' time," Modi said before revealing his proposal.

In his special address dedicated to tackling the spread of coronavirus. Modi urged the nation to avoid being complacent. This is because people at large did not adhere to the required standards of social isolation that is needed to curb the pandemic.

“Don’t be content that we have escaped the global pandemic and not be assured that all is well. We should all be alert’’, he said.

However, this is a first for the young generation of India, forced to stay at home. ‘’ It could be possible that the younger generation is not aware of many things from the past. When I was young, during the war, lights were off, windows were shaded and people used to keep vigil and even there was no war. municipalities used to hold a drill’’. he reminisced about earlier days and the level of preparedness of citizens.

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