India’s ‘Modesto’ Police Chief: We Can’t Ignore ‘Moderation’ Of Post-Covid-19 Survivors
In a series of tweets on Monday, Kerala’s chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, warned that post-Cavid-20 “moderation” is not enough and that the government will take the issue to the Supreme Court if needed.
Vijayan also called for the public to report their symptoms to the government, while also warning that “Modestos’ [sic] are not the only ones affected.”
“They are not a minority but they are a minority that needs to be taken care of.
They have a right to their rights to live, to breathe and to have their privacy respected.
We cannot allow any other people to be treated like that,” he tweeted.
Virat Kohli, a former deputy chief minister of Tamil Nadu, also warned that “modestos” need to be watched and treated like the rest of the population.
“If you go to a liquor store and ask for a glass of water, it will be considered as a health hazard.
It’s not the case for post-covid,” he said.
A few hours later, the Chief Minister of Kerala, Vijayan Singh, also went after the “modesty” of the public.
“Modesty and civility are very important for all citizens, irrespective of their race, creed, religion or gender.
This is why we are taking up the issue of post-coital symptoms with the Supreme Courts,” he wrote.
Vishal Gupta, who heads the National Centre for Social Research, which tracks sexual violence in India, told the Indian Express that many Indian women and men are suffering post-CoVid-17 symptoms and that they are afraid to report it to authorities.
“Many of these women are very ashamed of what happened to them in the days after CoVid and what they’ve endured.
But for many of them, it’s not even an issue.
It has a very strong stigma attached to it,” Gupta told the newspaper.
“They are afraid of coming forward and seeking help.
It is really difficult for them.
Many are fearful of having a criminal record,” he added.
According to Gupta, there are about 400,000 reported cases of sexual violence against women each year.
He told the paper that many women are reluctant to seek medical attention for post coital symptoms because of stigma.