'What Is Balcony?': Mumbaikars Ask Where To Clap During PM Modi's 'Janta Curfew'

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PM Modi addressed the nation on March 19 and urged Indians to practice a “Janata Curfew” on March 22 to prepare of challenges of coronavirus outbreak.

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:

In order to toughen fight against the outbreak of deadly coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on March 19 and urged Indians to practice “Janata Curfew” on March 22. While suggesting that the proposed ‘curfew’ would prepare people of the nation for the challenges to come in the face of the pandemic, he asked that everyone should come out in the balconies of their homes and applaud the people providing essential services during this time. 

However, as the coronavirus infected at least 195 people in India including foreign nationals, the request by PM Modi quickly took the Twitter by storm with Mumbaikars saying it would be “impossible” for them to practice the same. Not only did the Mumbaikars made fun of their “very small homes” but few also asked 'what is balcony?'

PM said, “I would like, on Sunday, March 22, for us to offer thanks to all such people who are providing essential services in such time. On Sunday at 5pm, let us stand at the doors and balconies of our houses and applaud these people for five minutes — by clapping, banging plates and pans.”

‘Not Possible’

From memes describing enthusiasm for the “Janata Curfew” on March 22, to mocking the “luxurious” balcony, Mumbaikars tweeted about everything. One of the internet users who lived in an apartment with a balcony in Mumbai, even said he feels “weird” about it as hundreds of other people said that “balcony is non-existent in Bombay”. 

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