Police became mute spectators, instead provided protection to the procession.
Congress leaders too attended the procession.
Jaipur (Rajasthan) – In a gross violation of Covid protocol, thousands of people gathered for the funeral of social worker Haji Rafat Ali in Jaipur. The attendees neither wore masks nor maintained the social distance. Instead of taking action against these violators, the Police provided protection to them. The funeral was also attended by the two leaders of the ruling Congress party. The video of this incident went viral on social media. The Police has registered cases against MLA Rafiq Khan and others, just for the sake of formality.
Earlier too, more than 5,000 people had attended the funeral of Minister of State Saleh Muhammad’s father in Jaisalmer. The Police remained inactive then too.
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- On the same day, BJP MLA Sukhram Koli had organised the recitation of ‘Akhanda Ramayan’ after the consecration of Shri Hanuman’s idol. More than 500 people participated in the event, due to which, the CM had then publicly criticised the District Collector. (CM’s hypocrisy is evident from the two incidents – Editor)
- The total amount of Rs. 21,51,000 has been collected as fines by the Police till 17th May from the violators of Covid protocol.