It is heartbreaking to see how people are shaming and ostracizing the brave souls, who are risking their own lives to save others.
While there has been complete lockdown, some people who are battling the coronavirus from the front are still going to work because of the nature of their profession.
But, it is heart-wrenching how medics and airline crew members are facing discrimination and ostracization because of their work. In fact, these are among the most important people, who are fighting against coronavirus for us.
Recently, a video of an Indigo crew member sharing shocking details of how her locality was mistreating her and her mother went viral on the Internet.
In the video, you can see the crew member, reportedly named Amrita, in tears while talking about her ordeal. She says,
“Being in service industry, we people are facing a lot. I am living in a place full of hypocrites, including the local police. Whereas my job requires that I have to be there on duty and my company is taking full precautions for me to be safe.”
In the viral video, she shares how people in her locality are not only spreading rumors of her having been infected by coronavirus but also harassing and ostracizing her lone mother.
In the video she says,
“They are harassing my mother like anything. She can’t go out to buy groceries because people refuse her saying that ‘your daughter has corona, you might also have it’.”
She further mentions how her airline is taking all the necessary precautions and said:
“We are safer than you are.”
In the end, she urges everyone to not believe or spread rumors about her. After listening to her ordeal, many netizens came out in support of Amrita:
Have some humanity people .. Listen to Amrita..crew with @IndiGo6E ,she is broken from being discriminated,for wht?? For doing her duty ?When she is gone for her job, her mother is even refused groceries in her society. This is highly unacceptable #COVIDIOTS#Covid19Indiapic.twitter.com/3p3EhYto1j
— Priyanka kandpal प्रियंका ਪ੍ਰਿਯੰਕਾ پرینکا (@pri_kandpal) March 24, 2020
I Salute you from the bottom of my heart. And I request @PMOIndia to order his office to look into the matter. She or her family should not suffer for serving the nation. Please ????????????????????????
What kind of people are these? Shameful behaviour. Younger people should help lonely elder citizens get the things they want at their home, without letting elderly people to go outside. No one should be socially isolated #IndiaFightsCorona#India#coronavirus#coronaupdatesindia
Sorry maam behalf of them your so called society people for whom you are feeling like this…. You are our real hero ♥️ I hope after this people can understand your contribution and don’t harras you again
At IFORHER, we are heartbroken to see how this real hero and her mother have been harassed for serving the nation. In the testing times, when you and we have the luxury to stay at home with our kids and parents, these brave souls have to risk their lives for us. While they are busy saving our lives, it is a matter of shame that we can’t stand for them and their family.