Watch | Galo tribe staging indigenous lockdown ritual

A video of the Galo tribes staging a tribal lockdown ritual in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the state

March 28, 2020 11:14 am | Updated 11:27 am IST

A tribal lockdown ritual has staged a comeback in Arunachal Pradesh, the State geographically closest to China’s Hubei province where the  COVID-19 outbreak  began.

The border State’s West Siang district ceremonially entered the  Arr-Rinam  phase at the stroke of 5 p.m. on Thursday.  Arr-Rinam  is the Galo equivalent of lockdown imposed by consensus for 48 hours whenever an epidemic strikes. The Galos, one of the 26 major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, dominate West Siang district.

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