India’s COVID cases were surging which led to lockdown in certain places, but many people were seen violating the lockdown norms, so a police officer in Madhya Pradesh has come up with an innovative way to 'punish' people who are not following the same.
Santosh Singh, a sub-inspector in Satna, has been asking those who are caught violating the lockdown norms to write "Ram Ram' in note books for at least 30 minutes. The cop also bought note books for the purpose. He said this is not a strict implementationand those violating the rules are usually asked to stay in confinement for an hour and are also fined.
He said he would ask the name of the person before asking anyone to write the name of Lord Ram to ensure that no religious sentiments are hurt and added that nobody is forced to do it. So far nobody has complained about it although a few youth had asked him if they could write in just one page instead of four-five pages.
According to the police "Normally, people who are forced to sit idle in confinement write it happily.”