Hyderabad: Police personnel have been at the receiving end for beating up people black and blue, for coming onto the streets violating lockdown norms. The police have now come up with innovative ideas to persuade them to stay indoors.
The Hyderabad police released a video of the constable saying, “Please stay at home. Please be safe. If we are healthy it means the society is healthy.” After singing the song he thanks the citizens who come out and listen to his songs from their balconies. Citizens are seen clapping and cheering him.
— Hyderabad City Police #StayHome 🏠 #StaySafe (@hydcitypolice) April 13, 2020
The rehashed lyric reads, ‘Bahar Nahi jana Hai, Khudki Suraksha Karke auro ko Bachana Hai.’ (We shouldn’t go outside; we should save ourselves for saving others).
The orchestra was set-up by the Kulsumpura police at Ganganagar area. P. Shankar, the area inspector speaking to NewsMeter said, “Gurmeet Singh has been working with us for the past 5 years. We were planning to do something to create awareness. So we set-up an orchestra yesterday evening and Gurmeet reworked the lyric to mirror the current situation.”
Hyderabad traffic police had in earlier instances worn helmets designed as Coronavirus and held a rally at Malakpet asking people to stay indoors and follow social distancing norms. Cops in Chennai and Bangalore also had taken up a similar exercise.
In an address to the nation at 10 am on Tuesday, the Prime Minister extended the lockdown till May 3