Govt Turns to Clergy For Help To Prevent Shab-e-Qadr, Eid Gatherings

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Advisor Baseer Khan interacts with religious leaders

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday sought help from religious leaders to prevent public gatherings in Kashmir on the occasions of Shab-e- Qadr, Jumat- ul-Vida and Eid-ul-Fitr in wake of coronavirus pandemic.

In a meeting with clerics today, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer A Khan said that from the last few days, the number of cases has increased manifold and it becomes obligatory  for all, especially religious heads to request people to perform night long prayers, Jummah and other prayers besides celebrating Eid festival at home to prevent others from getting infected, an official statement released this evening said.

Advisor Khan lauded the role of Imams and Khateebs in mobilizing the masses to pray at home during the holy month of Ramazan and asked them to play pivotal role this time also to make people aware via electronic and print media.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary; Secretary Waqf Board, Showkat Ahmad Beigh; Prof. Tayaab Kamili, Khateeb Naqshband Sahab; Moulvi M Hussain Qadri, Imam Syed Yaqoob Sahab (R.A.) Sonwar, Moulvi Mushtaq Ahmad, Jamia Masjid Munawarabad; Moulvi Ab. Hamid Nayimee, Khateeb Syed Mansoor Sahab Zaldagar; Moulvi Gh. Mohiudin, Imam Syed Qasim Shah Nishat besides other religious scholars.

On this occasion, DC Srinagar assured the religious heads of every possible help required in order to spread message for people to stay home during upcoming religious occasions across the length and breadth of the district.

The religious scholars assured the authorities of their full support.

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