Agra: within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the shahar mufti of Aligarh on Thursday appealed to his community members to refrain from hugs and handshakes on the occasion of Eid and offer prayers reception to stop the spread of infection.
Shahar mufti Khalid Hameed said, “All Muslims should celebrate the festival reception and not throng mosques to supply namaz.” He also appealed that folks should maintain social distancing norms and not greet or hug one another to exchange greetings.
“We need to protect ourselves, our country et al. too,” he said, adding that rather than spending on the celebrations, people should help the needy, “which are going to be an actual gift to God”.
Aligarh district Magistrate CB Singh said that each one religious places are closed as per the govt order. “Our major areas are in containment zone. Hence, we appeal to the people to supply Friday and Eid prayers reception and don’t exit ,” he said, adding that he had directed officials to closely watch the movement of individuals during the festival.
SSP Muniraj G said that police has already been deployed zone-wise for strict surveillance before Eid. “We have already conducted a gathering with religious leaders regarding Eid prayers and asked them to spread awareness in their community,” he said.