*Pictures show men standing in queue for breakfast by RLEK led by Padamshree Avadhash Kaushal in Dehradun.
Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) has hundreds of interns from European and American Countries every year. We arrange for bottled mineral water for them to drink. Even if once they consume the ordinary water that we drink, they fall sick. So that is the difference between the immunity of Indians and our European and American counterparts.
Lockdown during COVID 19 has helped in reducing the number of cases but even then the number of COVID patients is increasing day by day at a very high speed. Every day more than 8,000 cases are being reported in India. The number of cases has already touched Two Lakhs, Sixteen Thousand, and Four Hundred and Twenty-Nine (2,16,429).
The Government and the ruling party at the Centre and State level are giving credit to themselves for reducing the number of cases. Instead of strict lockdown, they should focus on providing measures for increasing the immunity of its citizens, especially the poor labourers who are not able to get even two meals a day.
RLEK has observed that many daily wage workers gather at Clock Tower, Laal Pul, Rispana Pul, Jakhan etc with the hope to get work. Most of them go home without getting any work and without any food for their families. RLEK started to give light breakfast to these labourers in the morning.
One labour started weeping and said, “how can I eat this breakfast when my family including two children could not get any food for the last two days”. RLEK volunteers asked the labourer to call his family members for the breakfast as well.
If the immunity of the Main Force (labourers) goes down then the number of COIVID cases will increase drastically to India reporting more than 12,000 cases per day. We have already surpassed Germany and France in Corona Virus cases and very soon we are going to surpass Italy.