There is no natural crisis serious enough for netizens and the swarms of desert locusts reaching Delhi outskirts after Gurugram is no different. Sending the national capital on high alert, the Delhi administration advised locals to shut doors and windows and bang utensils while the Gurugram administration made loud noises by using sirens and horns so as to prevent the locusts from settling on green vegetation. Also Read - 'For Sake of Our Youths,' Kejriwal Requests PM Modi's Intervention in Cancelling Final-year Exams
Notorious for causing famine-like situation by destroying crops, the locusts wrecked havoc in different states of India last month while the country is still struggling with the COVID-19 crisis. Not to be deterred the rising gloom, netizens enjoyed a meme fest on Twitter as #LocustsAttack trended on the micro-blogging site. Also Read - Monitor Lizard Casually Walking Around 'Jurassic Niwas' in Delhi Sends Shivers Down Netizens' Backs
While one user hilariously questioned, “Are Locust tasty when cooked? Asking for friends in Gurgaon…..! #LocustsAttack (sic)”, another tweeted, “Another gift from #Pakistan This is #LocustsJihad #LocustsAttack has reached Delhi-NCR Currently in Gurugram Sealing Delhi-Gurgaon border in this case won’t help #LOC #Kashmir #Jihad (sic)” and yet another wrote humourously, “#LocustsAttack has reached Delhi-NCR Currently in Gurugram Sealing Delhi-Gurgaon border in this case won’t help… because Pancchi, TIDDIYAN, pawan ke jhonke, koi sarhad na inhe roke (sic)” Also Read - COVID-19 Cases in India See Biggest Jump of Nearly 25,000; Total Tally Rises Above 7.6 Lakh | Key Points
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Meanwhile, Environment Minister Gopal Rai called an emergency meeting in Delhi to discuss the steps in order to tackle the situation.