Although JK administration has taken lot of measures to combat the growing pandemic of COVID-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, but death toll is mounting. It is not only the deaths but positive cases are showing a steep rise with each passing day.
Despite all efforts, the threat of COVID-19 is becoming real and the continuous lockdown is not a solution to this pandemic.
While many experts and administrative heads have been pleading with the government that coronavirus is not going to disappear in few weeks and the society at large will have to live with it, but the authorities are only trying to implement lockdown.
How the life can be normalized while maintaining social distance is the question before the administration as the life cannot be paralyzed for months together especially in Kashmir valley.
Kashmir has a context as life has been in disarray from the past nine months and lockdown has only added to the problems of common people especially poor class in the society.
Even in Srinagar city we have a huge under belly of people who have lost jobs in private sector, hundreds of families from unorganized sectors reeling under hunger and despondency. In order to bring out the population from present depths of depression the government will have to ease the restrictions and try to strike a balance between the virus and normal life.
Already the signs of frustration are writ large on the faces of people in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir and it is high time that authorities understand the feelings and the reasons of these frustrations.