GUWAHATI, May 5 - Expressing concern at the sporadic acts of violence against COVID fighters like doctors or security personnel, NGO Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has stressed the need to bring in a strict legislation to control the situation.
Condemning the attack on police at Lakhimpur yesterday and also at Naoboicha a few days back, SGBG said the frontline workers fighting the pandemic deserve all respect and security from society and such incidents are extremely condemnable.
SGBG president KK Barua and vice president Ajoy Dutta suggested that a law should be enacted so that those who attack doctors, paramedics, police, security personnel and other frontline workers do not get bail.
�Such incidents are being reported from various parts of the country. In some places, it has been seen that while the police try to explain the lockdown rules, they are attacked and people start pelting stones at them. When the situation gets out of hand, the police have to resort to lathicharge. On one hand, the country is showing its gratitude to frontline COVID fighters, and on the other, such acts demoralise them in a big way,� SGBG office-bearers stated.