By Arré Bench May. 08, 2020
In Delhi, a 32-year-old woman named Imrana Saifi who has taken on the responsibility of sanitising the premises of all the religious buildings in her neighbourhood. And we have some more good news.
This has been one of the most difficult weeks of the entire nationwide lockdown since it began. Depressing news has emerged from all parts of the country (death of soldiers and gas leaks), with the country’s migrant labourers being the unfortunate subjects of most of it, and their predicament seems bleak at the moment. However, there are still good Samaritans out there, whose acts of kindness and empathy remind us that we can make it through this difficult time together.
Earlier this week, in Jodhpur, the police department slipped into the role of midwives, when they helped a pregnant woman, whose car had broken down, give birth on the street, before arranging for the safe transfer of both mother and child to a nearby hospital.
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) May 6, 2020
The police constables who were present at the site where the car broke down, called for medical personnel, but eventually had to help with the birth themselves, as the woman went into labour before help could arrive. Later, Jodhpur’s Deputy Commissioner of Police Priti Chandra, was there to oversee the mother and newborn’s transfer to the medical facility.
Beyond the call of duty..
A car carrying pregnant woman broke down in middle of the road far away frm hospital. Jodhpur police lady constables helped in safe delivery.
Later they were sent to hospital.
Salute 2 our #CoronaWarriors
DCP Priti Chandra with new born baby girl. pic.twitter.com/x1jrJ0pW6U
— вαwlí вαwrchí 🇮🇳 (@Divya_S_RATH0RE) May 5, 2020
This act of compassion and vigilance has earned the Jodhpur Police praise on social media, with people tagging the city’s police commissioner in posts appreciating the good work of the constables.
This is a very positive news from Jodhpur, Rajasthan where man police women helped a lady deliver a baby on road in emergency situation.
Thanks to the #Police @cp_jodhpur#CoronaWarriors pic.twitter.com/K2GlPKLzUC
— Dr. Chandresh Sharma (@chandresh1974) May 4, 2020
Meanwhile, in Delhi, news emerged today of a 32-year-old woman named Imrana Saifi who has taken on the responsibility of sanitising the premises of all the religious buildings in her neighbourhood, including all mosques, gurudwaras, and temples.
— NDTV (@ndtv) May 7, 2020
Saifi was given the sanitiser tank by the local Residents’ Welfare Association, and has taken up the task of becoming a corona warrior and serving her neighbours. “I want to uphold the secular culture of India. I want to send a message that we are all one and we will stay together,” said Saifi to NDTV.
— Rohit Tripathi (@darshanik) May 8, 2020
The image of Saifi providing her service to the Hindu temples as a burqa-clad Muslim woman is a positive one from a city that only a few months ago witnessed deadly communal clashes. It’s a counterpoint to the communalisation of the coronavirus that has become commonplace in discourse.
Just some nice news in a time when there is a dearth of it. https://t.co/mI3ZSbk949
— Sangita (@Sanginamby) May 8, 2020
Most importantly, much like the alert constables of the Jodhpur Police, it’s a piece of good news when we need it the most.