she has gone outside because she does not fear the lockdown
A TikTok woman was arrested for breaching the lockdown rules. The incident happened in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
COVID-19 led to a nationwide lockdown in India. While many citizens have abided by the rules, others continue to not take the matter seriously.
The woman, identified as Janki Shah, violated the lockdown on April 30, 2020.
The 37-year-old made a TikTok video, saying that she did not fear the rules. She explained that she has gone out amid the ongoing lockdown.
She even went past Vastrapur Police Station where officers later arrested her after coming across the video.
In the video, Janki was seen in a car, introducing several places in the city. Throughout the video, she laughed as she continued going around the city.
Janki, who has over 70,000 followers, stated that she has gone outside because she does not fear the lockdown rules.
The TikTok woman spent the majority of the day outside whilst filming. In the evening, she ended the video by Goyal Intercity flats.
The video went viral and it eventually came to the attention of the police.
They identified the location and went to the flat where they arrested Janki.
It was revealed that Janki went to see her brother on the day. She spent several hours at his house before returning to her home at 3:30 pm.
Following Janki’s arrest, police charged her with breaching the lockdown rules.
In another case of individuals breaching India’s lockdown rules, a Uruguayan diplomat was caught cycling.
A number of diplomats based in Delhi have been blatantly ignoring the lockdown rules by not wearing masks, something which was made mandatory by the authorities.
On Saturday, April 11, 2020, a diplomat from the Uruguay Embassy was caught cycling in Vasant Vihar, an area where many embassies are located and where many diplomats live.
The woman was identified as Ana Valentina Obispo, the Head of Administration at the Uruguay Embassy.
She was stopped by police after they received complaints from the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of some foreigners ignoring the lockdown guidelines.
After being stopped, Obispo got into an argument with the officers, claiming that she was not aware of the guidelines issued by the Indian government.
The police then asked Obispo which embassy she belonged to. At that point, she rode off and said:
“You can’t say anything to me. You can’t ask me to wear a mask.”