People criticise Udupi DC's intensified drive against those not wearing masks


Justin D'Silva

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Apr 20: Widespread criticism is expressed by the public on social media on the action of deputy commissioner (DC) G Jagadeesha, who made standing passengers in buses to get down citing more people than Covid protocol on Monday April 19.

The DC carried out a sudden drive against those who were not wearing masks on Monday. While checking buses at Santhekatte, he made passengers who were standing in buses to get down saying that the number of passengers are more than specified in Covid protocol. This caused inconvenience to many passengers who travel daily to Udupi, including students.

Speaking to the media, a girl student said, "We come to Udupi from the village. If DC makes us get down from the bus, we do not have other buses to reach home. If we are late in reaching home, our parents feel anxious." This video has gone viral on social media.

The public have questioned the DC and asked, "You made the video and went home. Who will make alternative arrangements for the girls who are left half way to reach home?"




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • SSP, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 21 2021

    DC ದೌರ್ಜನ್ಯ ,ಅಧಿಕಾರದ ಅಹಂಕಾರ,ಮುಂದಿನ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಜನರನ್ನು ನುಂಗಬಹುದು.

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  • Rashad, Manipal

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Hats off to the school girl. She put him on spot to answer her questions. DC might be getting nightmare by now. He wouldn't have thought about this students reactions. He partially peed himself in his pants!

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  • Wilma, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    I'm surprised why DC not checking some big cloth centers in Udupi district.I heard big crowds in cloth shops and no social distance,mask etc.etc

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    DC Sir, please go full throttle. We need a stiff lesson. Full Throttle. If one has to wear pants for social decency, why not a mask for self & social protection? Please go a step ahead and ensure that the masks are decent, N95 equivalent. Modiji has made N95 masks affordable for a paltry Rs 20/- in Generic Pharmacies.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Before taking any strict measures dont forget to arrange alternate arrangements for poor specially comes from outside of Udupi. Arrange them transporration to reach home before Sungoes down. Sitting home & supporting like a Andhbhakth to a rude decision was not a solution for childrens agony.

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  • Varun, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Perfect example for kannada proverb gubbi mele bramhastra....these govt officials are very good at this

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  • priThvi, Hebri

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    @Arathi., Am sorry to hear ., These ppl will work on Blue moon day ., To capture culprit., Wat was these days they wer doing .,

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  • AJITH POOJARY, Kundapura

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Only taking action against poor people they dosent have any guts to stop political rallies

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    the DCs have also learnt the art of drama from their political masters - tokenism instead of real impact. India desperately needs rebirth as a caring country.

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    he should also work to increase the hospital infra availability....how many buses he will stop in a day....sounds foolish

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Shoba ragupati please do some work..i guess these people are in home quarantine

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  • Indian citizen, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    I have observed that both in Mangalore and Udupi, the DCs are attacking only the poor and helpless people. They dare not go near the rich and the powerful for the same offence during religious or political gatherings.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Indian citizen, Mangalore, What a mind-blowing comment? It makes sense and there is no doubt about it.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Some Politicians want to keep Temples open ...

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  • Peace lover, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    ....and there will be progammes in churches as well...without mask ...no social distancing!

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  • Samantha, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    I am a college student and I fully support our DC. Rules are made to protect us. If you face difficulties in following them, try to solve your problem like how you will solve any other problem in your life.

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  • Kevin, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Samantha udupi ... I dont think u r college student if the dc had made u to get down from the bus u wouldn't have said this ... N the other thing did the dc made any other arrangements for the public to move on ... Even if the other coming bus was also full what to do

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  • Kavitha, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Rich people can solve their own problems but poor people need support from govt As a student from a economically middle class background we don’t have money to buy a scooter or come by cabs not we have enough money to treat of any one from my family gets COVID so we are dependent on the govt Let DC get more busses for students to travel or simple cancel exams It’s that simple instead of making us suffer I read a comment about a girl here what she said is true politicians or officials don’t know the ground reality they just implement rules Last year when Modi ji put lockdown with only 4 hrs of notice many migrant workers suffered with no ways to get home You say solve your own problem as any other problem There officials are public servant they should make sure no public is taxed because of their incapablity to implement solutions

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Maybe you are DCs daughter moving in government car & government bungalow. Kindly understand the problems of poor students who comes from outside of udupi. Some students have limited busses.

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  • Samantha, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    I value my health and the well being of my family and public first. I would either go early or later to avoid peak time, or take college bus which most colleges have.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Alternative arrangements should be made before implementing such rules especially with girl students who have to travel from far off villages! DC should, instead, raid bars and pubs where most of the rules are not blatantly violated.

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Let them carry COVID to their parents. You dont bother

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    When will people learn? Good job by the DC and needs to continue penalizing people who do not follow the covid 19 protocol. People have to co operate with the authorities to fight Covid19. For every action there is a equal and opposite reaction.

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  • Hindustani, Damaskatte

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Well done Sir DCsaab. We appreciated much of your efforts. We need stern action to implement in coming days.

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  • Rathnakara A, Shirva

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    One thing is sure! you cant satisfy public by any means. For every action people have different opinion. How authorities can work? Democracy will succeed only when people and authorities work together.

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  • Supreeth, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Wil this DC do the same thing in Poitical rallies ?

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  • kavin, UDUPI

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Students have more knowledge and intelligent than DC, Officers are good to pressure poor and helpless people. Salute to the student power who has daring to question DC. Without knowing ground reality officers are trying to implement rules and regulations, Students are coming from villages to attend exam, every minute is important for them to study. Why officers not postpone exam? if they know that Covid cases are increasing? Without solutions, they should not harass students and daily working class.

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    instead of crying later that there are no beds available in hospital , no remdevisir, no ambulance, no oxygen,,,better please stay safe

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    (DC) Mr. G Jagadeesha is implementing rules for the safety of people. We all need to cooperate.

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  • Saptam Bhandary, Kundapur

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    You would've blamed the district administration if you had seen a crowded bus. You blame them when they take action. I don't think its possible to meet people's expectations.

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  • brijesh, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Now a days we can see highly educated people who r in top position of the administration,acting like idiots.once we saw in mangaluru, now in udupi

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  • Dinesh, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಬದನೇ ಕಾಯಿ ಅಷ್ಟೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿರೋದು . ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಜ್ಞಾನ ಇಲ್ಲ.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    DC & Dr sudhakar face of same coin.

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  • Tilak, Pune

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Let the people decide their on fate.

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  • aarthi shetty, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    i can clearly relate to her situation i am in my final year bcom and my house is in deralakatte and i travel by bus everyday i everyday wait for bus near joythi our exams end at 5 and since 5 is peak hour and the busses get very crowded there are time i reached home at 9 from deralkatte i have to walk for 15 min to get home with no proper lighting in the road the officials come in their inovas big big cars make common people get down of the bus and leave they never add extra busses for travel they say they will do things but i ground level there is no implementations either cancel exams or add more busses after reaching deralakatte at 9 it is very unsafe there are a lot of oglers on the streat following girls stopping us harassing us and cops dont anything this is the result of being blinded by these officials politician's and media beti bacho is a hoax by our supreme leader as any beti of mangalore

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Aarthi shetty, I am sorry to hear that you reach home 9pm, its a matter of safety. Concerned authority should arrange proper transportation and also reduce school/college hours to till 4.00pm

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    aarthi shetty, mangalore, I have no words to express in your comments. I fully understand what you and others have been going through in your travel to college and back due to this Covid-19 which has devasted the careers of many students right from KG to upper up's. I wish you and all the other student's good luck in the coming year. Just pray to God everything will be OK. I feel sorry for my daughter and son who are having good jobs and working happily with no choice. Unfortunately, my wife and myself are held up in India due to this deadly Covid-19 but are spending our retired life.

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  • Sudesh Pai, Manipal

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Do not blame the DC he is right in taking action. When rules are implemented follow the rules do not give lame excuses. I fully support the DC if you want to spoil his name or you do not want him do not create stories. He is trying to protect the Second wave but politicians trying to create a bad impact on him. This DC has done a lot of improvements but we forget. The student who commented is just a political gimmick created.

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  • ponkra, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    oh tovve mamu, if your sister or mother is made to get down from the bus like the way it is done to this girl student will your comment be the same? dont be a blind bhakt..DC should close down the educational institutions if he cannot provide more transport. just making show drama coming with his contingent and doing nonsense minchina karyacharane is of no use. only third rated kokkes like you will support what the DC has done..

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    ಅಧಿಕಾರ ಇದೆ ಬಸ್ಸಿಂದ ಇಳಿಸೊದು ದೊಡ್ಡ ವಿಷಯ ಅಲ್ಲಾ ಬಿಡಿ. ಆದರೆ ಇಳಿಸಿದವರನ್ನ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಸ್ಥಳಕ್ಕೆ ತಲುಪಿಸಲು ಏನು ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಕಲ್ಪಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಅನ್ನುವುದು ವಿಷಯ ಆಗಿರುತ್ತೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಪರ್ಯಾಯ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಏನು ಅನ್ನುವುದು ವಿಷಯ ಆಗಿರುತ್ತೆ. ಒಂದಿನ ಬಸ್ ಇಲ್ಲಾ ಅಂತ ರಜೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ರೆ ಓನರ್ ಗಳ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಉಗಿಸ್ಕೊಳ್ಳೊದು ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಬರುವ ಸಂಬಳದಲ್ಲಿ‌ ಅದಕ್ಕೂ ಕಲ್ಲು ಬಿಳುತ್ತೆ. ರಜೆ ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ಆದ್ರೆ ಕೆಲಸನೂ ಇಲ್ದೆ ಇದ್ದಂಗ್ ಆಗುತ್ತೆ...ಒಬ್ಬ ದುಡಿದು ತನ್ನ ಕುಟುಂಬದ ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿ ನೋಡ್ಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕಾದ ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯತೆ ಇರುತ್ತೆ ಅಂತವರಿಗೆ ಒಂದುದಿನ ಬಸ್ಸಿ್ ಸಿಗದಿದ್ದರೆ ಎಸ್ಟು ಕಷ್ಟ ಆಗುತ್ತೆ ಅಂತ ನಿಮಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತೆ....?

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Mr. Pai, why you do not suggest to the local MLA who opposes the curfew and attends functions openly. Who is going to prevent him. If so then the local MLA. Will the DC punish him. The local MLA should be held responsible for not postponing the exams or closing the colleges. Everybody is demanding to postpone VTU & MU exams. But the politicians insist and conduct them to show their pride.

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  • AJ, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    For you it's a political gimmick... Because you are not facing the real problems.... You may traveling in your car.... But there people whose monthly income is very less... As they have to depend on public transport. So do not condemn the real voice of public... Keep your so called politics in your home...... Jai hind.....

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Yes very good action. But we need this type of public servants to control the elections rally in Kolkotta of Modiji, Mamtaji, were Covid19 norms were not followed, and funniest thing is our PM not uttered a single word about the violation of Covid19 norms.

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  • Munna, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 20 2021

    Hats off to this brave girl. Everyone should have this courage to speak up.

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