in Maharashtra on Monday said they have requested the
administration to not allow shops to open for Eid festivities
as it could dilute the lockdown in place for the coronavirus
The month of Ramzan is currently on and Eid-ul-Fitr is
likely to fall on May 24-25, they said.
"On behalf of the Muslim community here, we have
submitted a memorandum to the district collector to not allow
the opening of shops. The Muslim community has decided to
celebrate Eid with simplicity during this tough time by
helping the poor and needy," said Jamaat-e-Islami-Hind state
unit secretary Shaikh Mujeeb.
Jamiat Ulema Marathwada unit vice president Maulana
Nasrullah Hussaini said the administration, doctors, and
thousands of frontline workers are fighting to contain the
outbreak, and it was the duty of all people to cooperate.
"Eid shopping and crowding may lead to violation of
social distancing norms and could result in the spread of the
disease," he said.
City Kazi Mufti Abdul Rahman said Eid namaaz can be
offered at home, while social activist Nazim Sarkar said
people should use the festival to help others during these
distressing times. PTI COR