Well, these are tough times and we ought to maintain distance come what may. Eid-ul-Fitr is just around the corner and while we understand the religious sentiments behind Ramadan, it is still important to stay at home and refrain from attending any gatherings till the situation gets better.
However, some people refuse to understand the gravity of the crisis the world is going through right now. Former Union Minister and Member of Karnataka Legistlative Council CM Ibrahim wrote to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa asking him to allow members of the Muslim community to celebrate Eid at Idgah maidan and Masjids.
Well, amid the coronavirus pandemic, all religious congregation and other gatherings are prohibited in the country.
In the letter to the CM, Ibrahim wrote, "On behalf of the entire community, I would suggest that the government may take a decision by having due consultation with the medical experts to grant permission for Muslims on the day of Eid to offer prayers in the Idgah Maidan or Masjids from morning till 1 pm with all precautionary measures and safety norms."
Further, he requested that a decision should be taken only after consulting the medical experts. "In this regard, request you kindly to look into the matter and after consulting the medical experts, take a suitable decision enabling the Muslims over the State to offer Eid prayers,” he added.
Well, this surely did not go well with Twitterati and here's how they reacted;
The holy month began from Friday, April 25 and will run till May 24. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the month of Ramadan. This year, the festival of Eid will be celebrated on May 25.