As if it already wasn't a poorly thought out move for so many people to travel to Himachal Pradesh once the lockdown lifted, it was all the more devastating to see how terribly people treated the hills once they got there. Recently a post on Twitter enraged many people for this exact reason; the tweet showed garbage scattered all across the Truind trek in Dharamshala.
The photos were posted by a Twitter user named Pradeep Sangwan. In his caption, he shared a plea to amplify his message about the mistreatment and abuse people like to subject the planet to. In it, he also wrote 'Post covid revenge love story,' as a way to shed light on how self-serving a lot of tourists are with respect to this pandemic.
For so many people their suffering of having to stay inside, not being able to enjoy the outdoors has taken absolute centre stage. So much so, nothing else matters! Here is the original post, take a look for yourself.
अतिथि देवो भव:— Pradeep Sangwan (@iPradeepSangwan) July 1, 2021
we have been enjoying the natural world for many many years but now beast has overpowered the beauty
Himalayas are just like our metro cities now, garbage at every nook & corner
Post covid revenge love story
Truind trek (Dharamshala)
Be my voice 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/11Ie3WE8wS
Here are the reactions the post received. So many people are angered by this behaviour.
Sad state of affairs. Why can’t we understand this simple thing.— Dr Bhagirath Manda IRS (@DrBhageerathIRS) July 1, 2021
More hands dirtying than cleaning will never be sustainable.— Paws (@Pawwsibly) July 1, 2021
A probable way is to track the entry points for the plastic that people take with them and check again at exit may be, though may not scalable.
Because Civic sense in fellow Indians is in negative territory
Responsible tourism --> need to launch a campaign, and also provide garbage bins where ever possible and clear them regularly. Banning plastic can also be a good idea.— Darshan Deshamudre (@deshamudre) July 2, 2021
Govt concentrates only in revenue. Opening wine shops everywhere. In the name of development selling coke every where. Drinking water is always a scarcity in any tourist place. It require both public and private participation, education, awareness and ofcourse laws.— Stay Home to Stay Safe (@Subhran9881) July 1, 2021
This unfortunately is the story everywhere in HP, every year and more so during this pandemic with the recent heavy influx of tourists.— ⚓ Alpha Bravo 🇮🇳 (@MrAlphaBravo1) July 1, 2021
The @CMOFFICEHP govt need to incorporate heavy fines in existing law and a dedicated vigilant tourism police to stop this nonsense.
Awareness is must. That can be enforced by the govt. or concerned authorities in form of strict penalties or legal actions.— Shivam Tripathi🇮🇳 (@trip2shiv95) July 1, 2021
No words as with education does not come responsibility... But I am Sure strict Fine implementation needs to be rolled out or else #Humans failing to respect Nature which is available in Free & abundance in hills or plains anywhere and everywhere..— Nisha rai (@nisharai_ggc) July 1, 2021
Why don't we respect our planet? All it does is keep giving.