Mumbai City Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh Calls for FIR Against People Offering Prayers On Streets

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aslam Shaikh said, “those reading namaaz or going out on roads for any festival or Puja will be booked by the Mumbai Police”

MUMBAI| Examining the rising cases across Maharashtra the state government have called for some strict actions against the people who will violate the lockdown to control the Coronavirus in the city

Following the current numbers in the state, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister & Mumbai’s Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh has suggested Mumbai Police file an FIR against those who will be seen performing prayers and pujas on the streets.

Aslam Shaikh said that those reading namaaz or going out on roads for any festival or Puja will be booked by the Mumbai Police. An FIR will be registered against that respective person.

Aslam Shaikh said, “Today the Commissioner has been instructed to take strict action on the people who are not following the lockdown which the state, as well as the central government, has implemented”.

Shaikh further added, “Some people are taking advantage and moving out stating they need to perform their religious duties. Whereas all the religious places across the nation are shut. There is absolutely no need for anyone to come out and offer prayer. Government is taking precautions so that the virus doesn’t spread”.

Shaikh said, “95% seems to follow the lockdown but still some people are roaming around. To hold them back we have to take strong actions and if required we will take more such actions reason being we need to prevent our city, state and country from Coronavirus spread”.

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