The plague, the novel of the famous French narrator Alber Kamu, is the story of the city of Oran, when the epidemic spread there. When the whole of Oran was plagued by plague, the discourse of Father Panelu, the city’s largest religious leader, was organized. When there is panic of pandemics, some beliefs become very strong, so on that day there is so much crowd that there is less space in the church. Father Panelu reaches the stage and says in his euphoric style – You all have a crisis, my brothers! And my brothers, you were also capable of this. 
In almost all religions of the world, disasters are considered to be the result of people’s sins. Disaster gives religious leaders an opportunity to make people realize their sin and virtue and take them on the path of righteousness. The thinking is still the same, it is different that in this era of corona virus, such voices are suppressed. At least she is not adorning any big stage. It is not that the work of making people realize their sins has completely stopped. 
But this time, not the religious leaders, but the environmentalists. Many people who talk about global warming have been saying continuously for the past two months that the Korana epidemic is a result of human misconduct in some way or the other. Another section is blaming the meat on its diet, in a different way it is also being said that the epidemic of Kovid-19 is the result of a diet that is non-vegetarian, so perhaps we would not have seen this day. Interestingly, like Father Panelu, the character of the novel, Pope Francis did not call this epidemic a pestle of God, he also said what environmentalists are saying – this is the result of misbehavior from nature. 
However, this is not a new thing either. Whenever a natural disaster strikes, our habits, our lifestyles, our fridges, air conditioners, our cars, polythene bags brought from the market, mines, mills, factories, all of them are thrown into the woods. When there is flood, it is told how the felling of trees, and the capture of rivers in submerged areas are to blame. Suddenly the heat rises, all the equations of carbon emission are repeated. The same is also said when someday a sudden cold rises or becomes overflowing. We get to hear all these things even when the Kosi river floods and this is also said when tragedy happens in Uttarakhand or Munnar.
Of course, they are not wrong either. As our civilization progressed, we have also gradually destroyed nature. Most scientists agree that the lifestyle of this world, its economic system, its technology, are all taking it towards the change of environment. The carbon emissions that increase every moment are not moving in at least some good direction. It is also true that we do not yet have reliable options for many things and there are many options on which our trust is not fully credited. In such a situation, natural disaster gives the opportunity to make the world realize its sins being committed against nature. Despite this, on many occasions, there is no direct work-cause relationship between disaster and perceived sin. Yet in the case of many disasters, it cannot be held too unjustified. The matter is about the future of the earth, Therefore it is important to be reminded of many things again and again. But corona virus infection is not that chance. 
Of course, infections are related to natural change. It is believed that the first pandemic spread in the fifth century BCE, when humans abandoned their lifestyle of exile and made a move towards an agrarian society changing the nature of nature. It is true that the world was not connected like it was then and that the outbreak of that first epidemic was limited locally, but it was the result of a change in nature, it is not called in any analysis even today. However, epidemics may not have had such a direct relationship with the change in environment. Of course viruses also find scope for themselves in complex interrelations of human and nature, but this cannot be simplified. Anyway, an epidemic is not an occasion when an already troubled society is made to feel its sins by counting its sins. 
It is better that those talking about the environment learn something from the politics of the country at this time. The dirt of our politics is not hidden from anyone. But ever since the corona virus infection has spread, all the equations in the country’s politics have changed. No one is blaming anyone, no one is openly blaming anyone. Everybody is silent, because the challenge is too big. All are assuming that if it is dealt with, then the game will be played later. There will be equal scope for politics on the other side of this challenge. In the midst of the pandemic of Kovid-19 today, when Earth Day has arrived, we should keep a lot of old arguments and allegations on hold for some time. It would be better that we celebrate Earth Day this way, like Punjab celebrated Baisakhi and Assam celebrated Bihu this time.


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