Coronavirus: No graveyard visits - Muslims told to pray at home on Shab-e- Barat
7, Apr 2020, 4:22 PM
Don't go to the mosque and graveyard to offer prayers during Shab-e-Barat this year as government of Karnataka has imposed restrictions.
The restrictions comes in the backdrop of the 21-day lockdown due to coronavirus.
The secretary of minority welfare, wakf board, Ibrahim Adoor said earlier, all the masjids were ordered to close to avoid mass gathering during the lockdown. Now due to Shab-e-Barat on Thursday, the community members have been given a clear directive to continue to pray from home and not visit graveyards on the night of Shab-e-Barat as is the usual practice.
The minority department will put police on guard at all Muslim graveyards and in case anyone is caught trying to enter, the person shall be booked for breaking lockdown rules, said Adoor.