Make Spitting In Public A Punishable Offense.

Make Spitting In Public A Punishable Offense.

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Vignesh R started this petition to PM Narendra Modi and

‘Spitting In Public Is Not Just Gross, It’s A Health Hazard’

Spitting in India is very common and very disturbing .  Spitting on roads and walls in public places continues to be a common sight Though a number of laws and provisions  have been laid down, yet it has not been enforced.

Especially in these times of COVID-19, this menace poses a serious challenge to health and cleanliness and if we as a country could overcome this , then we could probably be able to move one step ahead in defeating this deadly pandemic. As a part of our fight against this deadly pandemic spitting has been made a punishable offence with  fine ,under the Disaster Management Act,2005 . Any violation to this law should attract a heavy fine.

Spitting in public is an offence under municipal laws in various states like TN ,Assam , Jharkhand , Karnataka,etc, but it is hardly taken seriously by the people in the country. The Greater Chennai Corporation  , Brihanmumbai Municipal  Corporation have imposed fines on paper but no action has been taken.

 Celebrities from all fields should come forward in support of this movement  which has become the need of the hour. Ad campaigns in electronic medias, hoardings  in public places has to be put up  stating that this menace is punishable offence. We have to awake our society against this habit. Saliva carries live germs for more than 24 hours and can cause every respiratory disease including COVID-19 especially because it is caused by respiratory droplets and transmission may occur when these droplets enter the mouths, noses, or eyes of people who are nearby. Also, the spit does not just contain saliva but sometimes it also has mucus which is a habitat of many kinds of germs. 

Display boards ,pointing out that spitting is an offence should be made mandatory. This campaign is designed to spread awareness about the ill effects of spitting and ensure that people stop spitting in public. 

People must be penalized on spitting .Strict measures must be imposed and followed . If we ensure that all measures are strictly dealt with We can have a clean surrounding around us.

 

 

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