A rations-distributing exercise by Samajwadi Party MLA Manoj Paras in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district threw caution over social distancing to the wind when a huge crowd gathered at the venue on March 25, Hindi news portal Patrika reported. A video of the incident has been widely circulated on social media.

In the video, Paras’s associates are seen tossing bags of rations towards the crowd, over a gate. The incident took place at Goyal College in the district, the report added.