Congress Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor has expressed anger over the changes made by Britain to the quarantine rules for Indians and not recognizing the Indian vaccine, canceling his upcoming trip to the UK. Describing this decision of the British government as humiliating, he has described the policy of Britain as discriminatory.
Shashi Tharoor wrote in his tweet that ‘It is insulting to ask fully vaccinated Indians to quarantine. For this reason, I have decided not to attend the debate and launch event at the University of Cambridge for the UK edition of my book The Battle Of Belonging (published there as The Struggle For Indias Soul).
Double standards applied by UK are impossible to understand. I personally don't have time to go to a country and sit in quarantine for 10 days. So I've cancelled my trip: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on UK vaccine rules requiring fully vaccinated travellers from India to quarantine pic.twitter.com/JkZ2e2HMXF
— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2021
According to the report of a leading news agency, Shashi Tharoor while talking on this issue said that it is impossible to understand the double standards implemented by Britain. I personally don’t have time to go to any country and stay in quarantine for 10 days. So I have canceled my trip. Congress leader Jairam Naresh has also criticized this decision of the British government. He called this absurd decision.
Jairam Ramesh said that Kovishield was originally produced in the UK. The Serum Institute produced it and supplied it to the UK itself. Despite this, such treatment is not proper with the Indians who got it installed. Let us tell you that the UK government has said that any person who has been vaccinated in Africa, South America, United Arab Emirates, India, Turkey, Thailand, Russia and Jordan will be considered un-vaccinated and such passengers will be given RTPCR test and will have to stay in quarantine for 10 days.