Riteish Deshmukh Asks 'Are People Being Smuggled In India?' With Video; Netizens Divided

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Riteish Deshmukh asked if people were being smuggled in India with a video of a group of men coming out of a milk truck. Netizens were left divided in comments.

Written By Joel Kurian | Mumbai | Updated On:
Riteish Deshmukh asks 'Are people being smuggled in India' with video, netizens divided

The term ‘jugaad’ is a popular term used in parts of India. The citizens of the country are known to find a way out, even when there is none. So is a lockdown a tough thing for them to break?

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Riteish Deshmukh shared this side of Indians by sharing a video on Twitter on Thursday. In the video, a group of men, with bags et al,  are seen coming out of a milk truck. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing that milk and other essential items will be available during the national lockdown against COVID-19 spread, while all major means of transport including trains and flights will be suspended for 21 days, the ‘jugaadu’ population had a shrewd way to transport people.

The actor was shocked with the visual, and wondered if people were being ‘smuggled’ in India

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Here’s the video

Netizens, however, were divided with the post. Many supported the actions of the men, replying that they had no other option to return to their homes amid the difficulty with transport. Others were shocked and demanded action.

Some felt there should’ve been a time frame before the implementation of the lockdown. Some were not even surprised about ‘jugaad’ continuing in the nation. 


Hate Story 2 actor Jay Bhanushali was another celebrity who reacted  to it, tagging the Twitter handles of police forces in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurugram, Kolkata and even tagged the Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Maharashtra, urging them to stop the practice.

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Be it panic buying, attack at some essential service delivery executives or violence against police, chaotic incidences have been witnessed in various parts of the country after the Prime Minister declared a national lockdown till April 14.  The PM felt staying at home and social distancing was the only option to battle the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has claimed 13 lives in India, in total 649 confirmed cases.

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