Term "social distancing" should not be used due to tradition of untouchability in India: Lawyer writes letter to Supreme Court judges

Term "social distancing" should not be used due to tradition of untouchability in India: Lawyer writes letter to Supreme Court judges
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A letter petition has been sent to judges of the Supreme Court pointing out that use of the term "social distancing" during the COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate the deep-rooted practice of untouchability in India.

As an alternative, the plea has prayed that "social distancing" be replaced by other terms such as "physical distancing" or "safe distancing".

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