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Lockdown: Anil Ambani's son warns against India becoming a 'technocracy like China'

Lockdowns converting India into a totalitarian bio-surveillance fascist state: Anmol

PTI9_30_2019_000039B Anmol Ambani with his father Anil Ambani | File

Lashing out against the reimposition of lockdowns and restrictions on the pretext of controlling COVID-19 spread, Anmol Ambani, executive director of Reliance Capital and eldest son of industrialist Anil Ambani, warned against India becoming a "totalitarian bio-surveillance fascist" state like China. "This is not about health. This is about control, and I would think most of us are unknowingly and unconsciously falling into the trap of a much larger and very sinister plan. To control every aspect of your life," the junior Ambani shared on Twitter. 

Anmol questioned the efficacy of the lockdown decisions when political parties were campaigning without any restrictions on the assembly of masses in view of the polls in different states. He also did not spare the upcoming IPL season and permission given to resume film shoots. "Professional ‘actors’ can continue shooting their films. Professional ‘cricketers’ can play their sport late into the night. Professional ‘politicians’ can continue their rallies with masses of people. But YOUR business or work is not ESSENTIAL.  Still don’t get it? (sic)," Anmol said in a series of tweets. 

The Ambani scion went on to ask "what does essential even mean." "The lockdowns are key in continuing and enabling greatest wealth transfer in human history. The mistake is that the people think this is simply inefficient governance. It's not. It's a coordinated, thought out set of policies designed to enable a new world order to be brought in. The perfect opportunity to usher in the fourth industrial revolution. It's no coincidence that the losses of the common man are gains of the wealthiest. That the closure of brick and mortar benefits digital and e-commerce. The farmer and his soil being corporatised and colonised. Data and privacy being harvested and sold to new age empires," he tweeted. Incidentally, Anmol's uncle Mukesh Ambani—the richest Indian with a net worth of $84.5 billion—saw his wealth surge by $47.7 billion, according to the Forbes billionaires 2021 list released on Tuesday. 

Continuing his outburst against the lockdowns, Anmol went on to explain that these restrictions had nothing to do with health and curbing the spread of COVID-19. He continued, "These lockdowns were never about and have nothing to do with health. They destroy the backbone of our society and economy, from the daily wage workers, self-employed and SMEs to the restaurants and dhabas, fashion and clothing stores. They completely destroy and diminish our health by closing gyms, sports complexes, playgrounds etc—exercise, sunlight and fresh air being some of the strongest pillars of good health and strong immunity... And don't forget the psychological damage this is doing to children who are growing up through this madness," he added. 

However, he expressed hope that Indians will defeat such cynical plans. "But I have faith in India and Indian people. That we will resist this global coup d'état and not let our country get colonised even more. All we need to do is wake up to the truth. Stand for love, peace, unity and compassion," he said. 

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