New Delhi: Union Ministry Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday directed the Central Waqf Board to keep an eye on ensuring that there is no violation of lockdown on Shab-e-Barat festival on April 9.
“All state waqf boards, through the Central Waqf Council, have been instructed to assist the local administration in the implementation of the lockdown completely on Shab-e-Barat and appeal to the people to pray and perform rituals inside their homes,” he said.
“On the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the entire country is seriously and honestly following the guidelines of the lockdown. Everyone should pray at their home to give strength to India and the entire world to eliminate the challenges posed by coronavirus,” the Union Minister said.
India’s tally of COVID-19 positive cases stands at 4,421 with a death toll of 114. At the same time 325 have been cured of the disease.