Police officer, Santosh Patel, told Reuters: “Watching the low vaccination rate in our district we decided to honour the people who got vaccinated, but then we also found a large number of people who were not vaccinated.
“So, to teach them a lesson and encourage them to get vaccinated, we administrated an oath to get them inoculated as soon as possible.”
Another said: “There is no point shaming those who have not got vaccinated without knowing the circumstances.”
A third added: “Vaccine shaming should not be allowed.” And a fourth replied: “This is just wrong on so many levels.”
Two vaccines are currently produced in India, Covishield and Covaxin, but so far the country has only administered 239 million vaccines for its 1.39 billion population.
According to Our World in Data, just 3.3 percent of the Indian population are fully vaccinated and just 11 percent are partially vaccinated against Covid.