Hindipiri, declared Hotspot in Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand, inhabited mainly by the minority community, is witnessing agitation against media.
The youths of minority community had put up handwritten posters, each prohibiting entry of media persons
Incidentally, Hindpiri is the locality from where the police had found 17 foreigners from two mosques. Among them, one Malaysian woman and three others had tested Coronavirus positive. Three of them have died.
The Malaysian woman who is quarantined inside Trauma Centre, RIMS Hospital, Ranchi, continues to remain in COVID-19 plus patient.
The rest of the other foreigners were quarantined at Khel Gaon in Ranchi. Since all deaths of Coronavirus patients were residents of Hindpiri, the state administration has sealed all its entry-exit gates, by deploying the police there.
Though the media persons were moving around Hindpiri, its young boys were of the opinion that they were "deliberately" focusing on them and thereby dividing people on religious ground.
"This is a false allegation", said a photojournalist."We are doing our duty. Unfortunately, when we print photographs showing them breaking the lockdown and without maintaining social distancing advised by the government, many of them moved around in groups."
This was dubbed as a "false" allegation by Tasklim Ahmad, a resident of Hindpiri. " We move around only to procure daily requirements."
"Why the media not covering pain and sufferings of migrant workers and keep publishing Hindpiri pictures", he asked.