New Delhi: Amid ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic, the Delhi Police urged Muslims to stay indoors on the upcoming Shab-e-Barat, which will be observed on the intervening night of April 8 and 9. Also Read - Corona Effect: Baby Boy Born In Manipur Quarantine Centre Named 'Quarantino'
Sharing a poster on micro-blogging site Twitter, the Delhi Police urged people to support them in the fight against COVID-19 by staying indoors. In its appeal, the police clearly mentioned that the restrictions imposed by the government will remain in force even on the sacred night of Shab-e-Barat. Also Read - 'Nobody Will Use New Name': Twitter Slams Union Minister Prakash Javadekar's 'Historic' Priority to Rename Kolkata Port Amid COVID-19, Economic Crisis
“Don’t misuse it by coming out on motorcycles and creating chaos on the streets of Delhi”, the poster read. Furthermore, the police asked for cooperation from religious leaders and RWAs in maintaining the lockdown. Also Read - Competitive Cricket Set to Return With Fans in Australia After Coronavirus Lockdown
“Unlawful behaviour will not be tolerated. Violators will face stern action. Observe the occasion solemnly,” the police added.
To contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 declared a country-wide lockdown for 21 days.