Kolkata, May 10 : The Bengal Imams’ Association, a major platform of the Islamic clerics in West Bengal, has appealed to chief minister Mamata Banerjee to extend the ongoing lock-down upto May 30 saying " Let people live first, celebrations ( Eid) can take place later".
The BIA said at least not to lift the lockdown before Eid Ul Fitr, which is scheduled on May 25, under any circumstances. “The Union government has extended lock-down till May 17. In our state, it has already been extended till May 21. The holy Eid Ul Fitr is on May 25. "The government may consider relaxing the lockdown due to Eid. But, we request the Bengal government to extend the lockdown for a few more days. "Let people live first, celebrations can take place later,” Md. Yahiya, chairman of the Bengal Imams’ Association in a letter on Saturday urged the chief minister.
Imam Yahiya has opined the current lockdown be extended further till May 30. “ We request you to raise this demand before the Union government as well. The Muslim leadership will stand by the government,” Imam Yahiya said. (UNI)