Tollywood director Puri Jagannadh has hit out at those who are finding it difficult to stay inside their homes during the lockdown period due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
In a video, he said, “Few people seem to be bored sitting at home and seem to not be able to self-quarantine themselves. Such people should know what difficulty really means. After the war in Syria, people were severely affected and they had to live between the collapsed debris without food and water.”
He said further: “In 2009, a religious terrorist outfit in Nigeria called Boko Haram kidnapped around 300 school-going girls and exploited them for years. Even the government remained helpless for years and the victims were sent home in 2019.”
Puri Jagannadh added, “There’s a tribe called Sentinelese at North Sentinal Island in the Bay of Bengal which is vanishing due to diseases. There are hardly 50 of the tribe left. In the same way, there are millions living in our country but are not listed in census. They live under flyovers or platforms without a roof over their heads. These are the refugees who risk it all to cross borders to fill their stomach.”
Signing off, he said, “Your boredom is nothing compared to the lives of many such people. So please do not come out. The lockdown period might not end even by April 14, it might be extended until an uncertain date. Let’s just be ready to face it all together.”