Port Blair, July 29: Mr. G. Bhasker, Former General Secretary – ANTCC has urged the Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands to exempt the lock down of weekends only on 1st of August,2020 for the sake of Muslim brethren.
In a letter addressed to the Lt. Governor, Mr. G Bhasker expressed gratitude for the new set of guidelines to prevent the rapid spread of COVID -19 Virus.
But he added that while this is a very proactive step, the festive season of Eid – UL – Zuha falls on 1st August,2020 and being an important festival for Muslim brethren.
“Can you consider giving an exemption only on this Saturday 1st August,2020, since the Muslim population could not celebrate Ramadan festival due to previous lockdown. This being a biggest festival for Muslims, will help in developing the positive sentiment among the Muslim community,” he wrote in his letter.