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Eid festivities can wait: Bengal imams ask Mamata Banerjee to increase lockdown until Could 30


Urging the Bengal authorities to increase the lockdown interval until Could 30, the affiliation of imams mentioned the choice ought to be taken within the curiosity of the state and that the celebrations can wait.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee covers her face as she visits a ration store throughout the nationwide lockdown, in Kolkata on Could 8. (Picture:PTI File)

An affiliation of imams in West Bengal has written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to increase the lockdown within the state until the tip of Could within the wake of enhance in variety of novel coronavirus.

In a letter to CM Mamata Banerjee, the Bengal Imams’ Affiliation, a physique of Islamic clerics within the state, wrote, “Let folks survive first, festivities can wait.”

The imams urged the Bengal authorities to not carry the lockdown earlier than Eid, which is on Could 25.

Affiliation’s chairman Md Yahya mentioned the Bengal authorities has already introduced the lockdown toll Could 21 and should ponder enjoyable it preserving in thoughts that Eid-ul-Fitr is on Could 25.

“We request you to increase the lockdown no less than until Could 30. Now we have sacrificed so much and we will achieve this as soon as once more. We don’t want festivities,” the letter said.

“We demand that the lockdown shouldn’t be relaxed earlier than Could 30 at any price. Quite, it is best to increase the identical demand earlier than the central authorities. Muslim management shall firmly stand by your administration,” the letter additional added.

The copy of the letter has been circulated to all Muslim non secular leaders throughout the state, the West Bengal Wakf Board, Bengal chapter of the Jamat-e-Islami Hind and Jamiat-e-Ulama Hind, West Bengal Hajj Committee and different Muslim organisations.

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