Observe Ramadan staying inside homes: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

New Delhi: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi appealed all Muslim brothers and sisters to observe Ramadan at home by maintaining social distancing .
Naqvi on Tuesday described that “Secularism and Harmony” is not “political fashion” but it is “perfect passion” for India and Indians.
The union minister said the strength of the country lies with “Unity in Diversity” and this must not be weakened under any circumstances. He urged the Muslims to remain cautious of such evil forces and defeat the evil designs of vested interests who disseminate misinformation.
Cautioning the community of rumours and conspiracies , he said these are nefarious design to weaken the fight against COVID-19.
Naqvi told reporters that over 30 state waqf boards have started working on the strategy to ensure strict and honest implementation of lockdown. He said Ramadan will be observed with the coordination and cooperation of all the Muslim religious leaders, Imams, religious and social organizations.
The minister had already interacted with state waqf boards through video conferencing for strict and honest implementation of lockdown.
Naqvi urged the Muslims to cooperate with health workers, security forces, administrative officers, sanitation workers as they are working for the safety of people.
The union minister said most of the Muslim nations of the world have also banned mass gathering at mosques and other religious places during the holy month of Ramadan. They have issued directions to the people to offer prayers and fulfill other religious responsibilities staying inside their homes.
Naqvi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working effectively for safety and well-being of the people and added that the cooperation of the people has brought great relief to India in the war against the deadly virus.

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