As the government announced the reopening of liquor shops throughout the country, tons of people (literally) rushed to buy alcohol. These designated shops were opened in Red, Orange and Green Zones with several guidelines.
Soon pictures of hundreds of men in long queues started circulating on the internet!
One such video from Nainital was shared by Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, Parveen Kaswan, on Twitter. Now, while the people in this video are maintaining social distance unlike many others, they are also standing in the midst of a serious hailstorm, waiting to buy booze!
Agnipath.. Agnipath.. Agnipath. Outside a liquor shop. Today. Via Whatsapp. pic.twitter.com/sul4F5uIBt— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) May 5, 2020
Kaswan, who had captioned the video with lines from Harivansh Rai Bachchan's iconic poem Agnipath, also revealed that these 'warriors' were from Nainital.
Yes these warriors are from Nainital only. I thought I will not mention the place but since many have done that.— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) May 5, 2020
TWitter has been having a bit of fun with it, ever since.
Surya ast pahad mast!! We say there— Dr.Ratnesh Thapliyal (@ratneshthapliya) May 5, 2020
Wah dedication ko salaam.— Tweetera🐦 (@DoctorrSays) May 5, 2020
chahe kuch bhi ho jaye..ye log toh economy ko sudharke hi chodenge— Adi (@Adithya2585) May 5, 2020
बताओ, इतनी शिद्दत से कॉलेज के फार्म लिए होते, तो, tiktok हमारे देश में बना होता!— Ms. Kaur (@quietframe) May 5, 2020
Nainital mall road bhai— Krishna Tiwari (@WohKrishnaHai) May 5, 2020
That is some dedication though!