Various incidents of social boycott against muslims have arisen in the village of Shiv Gunj in Kanpur. Rumours have been manufactured that the muslim inhabitants of the area are carriers of the Novel Coronavirus and are denied both services and opportunities of employment by the villagers. Mohammed Iqbal was shooed away from a barber who was offering services to other people on the grounds that he was a muslim and would infect others. While Hindu labourers from the same village were able to get work in agricultural fields, muslim labourers were not. Muslims were also denied access to the public toilet situated in the village, which forced even women to go to the jungle and fields for the purpose, as reported by Ibrahim Baba. Many from Ibrahim’s community wish to work as agricultural or daily-wage labourers in the village to earn their livelihood, but are not able to, “I want to feed my family well but nobody is giving us work. They say all Muslims have Corona so we can’t be employed,” said Ibrahim.