Stay Safe India

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Hi readers. I haven’t been posting these days. Honestly, I am finding hard to write on a topic.

Things have been worrisome in India. If you stay here or follow the global news, you must be aware of the 400,000+ Covid cases rising everyday. And that’s just the “official data” that the government has given, the real numbers are hidden and more.

Let me give brief description of a day in India in April, 2021 if you don’t know of it:

You wake up from the sleep and check your phone to get to know more people have died in the past 24 hours due to Covid than ever.

All your social media feeds are filled with people posting about the need of beds and oxygen supplies.

The politicians and the government continue to hold mass gatherings in name of elections and rallies and whatnots– completely ignoring the misery of the thousands panicking and dying in illness.

The twitter and Facebook authorities block and censor the users posting about the need of beds, medicine and O2– all of which are being extremely overpriced by the black market.

You get a call from someone you know, asking if you know anyone who can donate plasma– or worse, that their family members/friends have died.

Twitter: 1st May, 2021

It’s extremely worrisome and hectic. It’s chaotic and cumbersome.

Yet, where lockdowns are imposed or not, people are roaming around without properly worn masks. Some even carry their little kids out, unmasked, into the crowded marketplaces to get groceries.

It worries me so much. Don’t they know what’s happening around? Don’t they read the news? Don’t they love their families?

How can you, being an adult, right-minded parent, be so irresponsible of your child?

To that, if you question them, or even if you ask them why aren’t they wearing a mask, they’ll answer this-

"Bhagwan/Allah bachane wala hai. Zindagi-maut toh usi ke haath mein hai"

Translation: “God is the savior. Life-death are only in His hands.”

I become speechless as they walk past me back into the crowd.


Answer me this: can you take the blame for murdering someone you know?

If not, then please stop this stupidity.

To whoever reading this, I beg you to use some common sense and do the right thing by following the protocols correctly. To you, your life might not be very precious, but for some, it is. And your carelessness can get many others onto deathbeds.

Mask up when you go out or stay indoors. And for the sake of whatever you love the most, DO NOT KILL OTHERS by your irresponsible attitude.

Thank you. Stay safe.


Published by Md Asif Raza

A microbiologist who is passionate about writing and cooking. An aesthete, humane and simple individual brought up with old school values. A practicing Indian Muslim and an individual with aspirations to be a philanthropist and a better version of himself. ☘️

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