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Indian government faces lockdown calls, contempt charges

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Lockdown in India? with the state of much of the country's housing and living conditions and the huge population density I imagine it would be way less effective (if that is the right word) than in many other more developed countries.

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huge population density

No worse than in Wuhan really.

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Despite producing 2/3rds of the worlds vaccine. The vaccine acceptance was slow due to rumors and fallacies. Now they rush to secure oxygen and vaccine from black market at exorbitant prices. This is a tragic cautionary tale for any anti-vaxers world over.

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Pakistan and Bangladesh next door have the same climate, economic situation, and population makeup and are not exactly known for wonderful corruption-free politics. And they have very low Corona rates, according to official statistics.

So are we looking at some miraculous difference in politics, or just a difference in media reporting and report keeping?

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Zoroto Really - Wuhan has living and housing conditions like India? and slums? Zaphod Wait. Those countries will soon be having another "wave:.

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The New Delhi High Court will decide whether to press contempt charges against officials for defying its order to meet oxygen requirements of more than 40 hospitals in the capital. Those found guilty face six months in prison or a fine.

take note priminister Suga....look no urging, this is how you do it.

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How about having discussions about lockdowns at mass religious festivals and have a show of hands?

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This is the result of criminally negligent governing incompetence.

it’s just stunning that Modi would carry out political rallies unmasked in a pandemic.

It reminds me of the buffoon in Brazil and the incompetent former guy. At least we got rid of him. It appears that Brazil and India are stuck with their narcissists.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is reluctant to impose a national lockdown for fear of the economic fallout. Modi said last month that it should be the last resort.

The cruel, inhuman calculus of capitalism.

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"Despite producing 2/3rds of the worlds vaccine. The vaccine acceptance was slow due to rumors and fallacies."

No, vaccine acceptance is high in India. The culprit is Modi governments decision to allow exports of vaccines and to donate vaccines to poor countries. India had exported or donated more than 64 million vaccine doses, and at one point of time the health minister boasted that the figure was higher than the population vaccinated in India.

Modi's 'vaccine diplomacy' and his enthusiasm for being recognized as a 'world leader' are to blame here.

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To be fair, it's not just Modi but also many opposition leaders to blame since they also failed to anticipate the second wave, prepare accordingly or warn their population. Delhi is ruled by an opposition party and they are forever playing a game of one-upmanship with BJP.

Most of the times, it is the courts which reprimand the political parties since the judiciary does not care about vote bank politics.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is reluctant to impose a national lockdown for fear of the economic fallout. Modi said last month that it should be the last resort.

For the good of the entire nation lock Modi up. Those this guy have any brain cells in his head,

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Lockdowns should only happen in the states with high numbers of covid cases.

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