A trip to India is a dream come true for many people around the world because of its rich culture and delicious cuisine. But for one group of tourists, their trip became the cause of one of the most humiliating moments of their entire lives. This group of 10 tourists has been named “The New Beatles” because of what they did and had to face as a consequence.
As reported, about 10 tourists were punished by Indian officials in lieu of breaking the corona-virus lock-down directives. But what’s hilarious here is the nature and implementation of punishment. They were not charged with anything – but were forced to write “Sorry” on a blank paper for 500 times. Now that is a nightmare !
Hilarious! Rightly sorting out 'anti-social foreigners' in Rishikesh. Kudos to this cop, especially. No mercy, no emotions – rules are rules, same for ALL!
Video courtesy: @sukantatoi @uttarakhandcops #COVID2019 #Rishikesh @PMOIndia @tsrawatbjp pic.twitter.com/oI4ihlKSgr
— Shivani Azad (@shivaniazadTOI) April 13, 2020
What Went Down?
Apparently, the tourist group consisted of members from many countries like Mexico, Isreal, Austria and Australia. Despite the chaos spread around the world and untiring efforts of law enforcement agencies to maintain lock-down, the group acted oblivious.
They proceeded to Tapovan in the city of Rishikesh – a famous place with spiritual and religious importance in India. This is the place where “The Beatles” band had come in 1968 in order to seek spirituality. This is the reason this group of 10 tourists has been named as “The New Beatles.”
The local police officer reported that they halted the group and had to come up with an unusual method to punish the tourists as well as to encourage them to opt complete isolation amid this pandemic. Some tourists were also forced to write that they did not follow the lock-down rules.
Indian Efforts To Control The Pandemic
India had a slow start in taking adequate steps to stop the virus spread effectively. The very first directives from the Indian government came weeks after the first reported patient in India.
Initially, some states were put under partial lock-down and then a full day of complete lock-down was observed in order to encourage people to stay at homes and acquire proper hygiene. Indian law enforcement agencies have come up with some bizarre methods in the past too, including a police officer wearing a helmet customized to look like the corona-virus cell. It was done to visually interact and spread the message with the people about the lethal nature of the virus.
Let’s hope that people find a way to get rid of this novel virus very soon
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