No one can deny how the COVID pandemic has affected the lives of many people across the country. In order to curb the spread of the virus, the authorities have imposed stringent restrictions like lockdown.
Like many parts of the country, even Tamil Nadu is struggling with a devastating COVID situation. To get the situation under control, a strict lockdown has been imposed. In order to defy these COVID-19 restrictions, a couple in Madurai found an unusual way to go ahead with their wedding and celebrate it with their entire family.
As per Times Now, the couple got married on a chartered plane, with 161 relatives and family members. This number exceeded the government’s rule for not more than 50 people in such a gathering. The flight took off at 7 AM from Madurai International Airport on Sunday morning. As per sources,
“The flight was air-bound for two hours and the couple tied the knot when the aircraft was hovering over the Meenakshi Amman temple.”
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Rakesh-Dakshina from Madurai, who rented a plane for two hours and got married in the wedding sky. Family members who flew from Madurai to Bangalore after getting married by SpiceJet flight from Bangalore to Madurai. #COVID19India #lockdown @TV9Telugu #weddingrestrictions pic.twitter.com/9nDyn3MM4n— DONTHU RAMESH (@DonthuRamesh) May 23, 2021
It is disappointing how many were seen not wearing masks properly, or even following social distancing norms.
As per The New Indian Express, Sujith Kumar, who is the Superintendent of Police called it a “peculiar violation”, and mentioned that it is yet to be decided whether a case should be registered in the city or rural limits. Further, the airline service was asked to provide an explanation of this mass gathering.
Airport Director S Senthil Valavan acknowledged that the private airline had applied for the chartered flight service which the airport authorities had approved. But he added, “The authorities from the airport were not aware of the mid-air marriage. There is a clear violation of Covid precautionary norms.”
Though the couple claims that all the relatives had undergone the RT-PCR test and their report was negative, the authorities said that an investigation is underway and appropriate action would be taken.
Meanwhile, many netizens came forward to express their disappointment with the couple’s lack of concern for the country struggling with COVID:
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