By Muslim Mirror Staff
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has urged Muslims to celebrate Eid al-Fitr while staying indoors and pray for the Covid-19 pandemic to end from across the world as soon as possible.
In a video message Thackeray said, “Make dua for your state, country and world that the coronavirus pandemic ends as soon as possible.”
He further requested people of his state not to come on the streets or gather in crowds.
Muslims in Maharashtra are set to celebrate Eid on Monday with the rest of India except Kerala, parts of Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir, where Muslims have decided to celebrate the festival today.
Thackeray also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the immediate announcement of the nationwide lockdown. He said that it was wrong to impose the lockdown suddenly, adding that it will be equally wrong to lift it in one go.
Maharashtra has become the worst-hit state by COVID-19 pandemic in India. The state has, so far, reported 1,577 deaths.
Thackeray said that the next 15 days were going to be crucial when the state expected a lot of movement of people, adding that he may consider extending the lockdown in Maharashtra beyond 31 May.