Hyderabad: When the country is battling against the coronavirus pandemic by following the nation-wide lockdown as per the Central Government’s guidelines, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday termed the lockdown as “unconstitutional.”
“This lockdown is unconstitutional. According to National Disaster Management Act, the Epidemic Act, the Government of India cannot impose lockdown in the country. It is against federalism, it is a state subject and I wonder why the state government (Telangana) is silent on the matter,” he said.
He appealed to the people of Malegaon to remain indoors.
“Due to this lockdown, the migrant labourers are suffering, 16 people have died at the Aurangabad incident. I appeal to the citizens of Malegaon, please stay at home,” Owaisi said.
Owaisi also urged people not to fear of quarantine facilities as it “is for your own good.”
He also asked the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to ‘concentrate on the people’ as Maharashtra is the worst-hit state with regard to COVID-19 cases.