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New Delhi: A self-proclaimed ‘doctor’, Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury, has shared a video of an ‘anti-mask’ group on social media in which a group of youths is asking people to boycott masks as they “don’t prevent” the novel coronavirus from entering the human body.

Chowdhury shared the video on Twitter on 17 August, but the micro-blogging site took it down as it “violated Twitter rules”. Before it was taken down, the video had garnered as many as 6,17,000 views.

The video is, however, still there on his YouTube channel, which was uploaded on 16 August.

 

The video features four men and one woman. The group says that mask is a sign of “compliance and slavery”. They also challenge the effectiveness of masks, saying there is “mind manipulation” behind it. 

The group also claimed that masks have an adverse effect on health and that any doctor would say that they offer no kind of protection. They even made a “wake up” call for ‘freedom from masks’ — mask se azadi.

“Today it is a mandatory mask, tomorrow it’s a mandatory vaccine, a digital ID and the list goes on! We have to stop things from becoming mandatory! Do not give up your freedom and rights for the illusion of health and safety,” says the voice-over in the video. 

Towards the end of the video, the group members even burn their masks.


Also read: Face masks — the ultimate pro-freedom, pro-life fashion accessory


Not the first time

This is not the first time that Chowdhury has shared videos of this sort. 

In a video shared Monday on his YouTube channel, titled ‘Corona warrior: Mask ki Holi’, a man says that he hasn’t worn masks or used sanitisers since the Covid-19 outbreak and only wore it to escape from the police. 

“Today we will protest against masks and burn them all,” he says. 

“We are starting a movement and will revolt against the government. They are forcing us to keep our mouths shut by wearing masks,” he adds. 

“This is our first ‘Mask Jalwa Abhiyan’ that we are starting on 15 August, which is a fake and false independence day,” the man says.

Inspired from similar instances abroad

The ‘anti-mask’ group seems to be inspired by similar instances in other parts of the world.

In July, a group of anti-maskers, who believe coronavirus is a government hoax, started meeting in a cramped Melbourne gym to discuss how to resist “putrid police” trying to enforce the law. 

In Florida too, anti-masks activists took their campaign to a grilled cheese bar. The US has also witnessed angry confrontations between pro-masks and anti-masks groups across the country. 


Also read: Why America’s war on masks is another lost cause


 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. MSM relies on slander than pointedly refuting what those anti maskers are saying. Continue with your spin while more and more people realize they’ve been fooled all along.

  2. Here come the flat eathers of the COVID era…. NCoV-19 may not have mutated much but the Covidiots have definately mutated into a potential wave 2 causing agents!!! May all of them get infected and drop dead… the world will be a better place!

  3. Just when we think people can’t get any more stupid. These people are a risk to not just their health but public health. Plain stupid to argue that this violates their individual freedoms and rights. Their freedom to not wear masks is not above the right to life of another individual.. Perhaps the govt really needs to look at unemployment more seriously if our people are this jobless.

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