The barbers and salon owners strongly condemn the Jamshedpur government’s decision of not allowing salons to reopen. This powerful opposition has come after the death of a 30-year-old barber, Shyam Thakur in Gudri Bazar. Though the cause of death is not yet confirmed, the police officials stated that Shyam was under severe financial stress owing to the shutdown of his salon for the past five months. Jamshedpur Nai Sangh functionary, Ramji Thakur, expressing his displeasure says, “Two months ago, we had submitted a memorandum to chief minister Hemant Soren in which we sought permission for reopening of the salons and mentioned that we will abide by the safety protocols while on the job. Till date, we have not received a reply.”