Aurangabad, May 22 : Islamic scholars, seminaries, Muslim organisations and leaders have appealed to Muslims in Aurangabad to observe Eid with simplicity and offer prayers at home due to rising number of the novel coronavirus cases in the district. This was decided in a meeting held on Thursday night in the presence of Muslim religious leaders, people's representatives and distinguished citizens at the Police Commissioner's Office under the chairmanship of MP Imtiaz Jaleel.
The meeting was convened by Commissioner of Police Chiranjeev Prasad. People have been advised not to crowd the roads and maintain physical and social distance thoroughly, a cleric said. The festival of Eid is likely to be celebrated in most parts of the country either on Saturday or Sunday depending on the moon sighting, except in some parts of South India where it is celebrated a day earlier. The district has recorded nearly 1,200 cases and 41 deaths till Friday morning. With its number of fresh infections increasing on a daily basis, the lockdown in this Maharashtra district has been extended till May 31. (UNI)