Amid coronavirus outbreak in India, self-styled godman Jaggi Vasudev Sadhguru has come forward with a message of love and unity. The spiritual leader appealed to the people that don’t create divisions in the name of caste, creed or religion. In 1.22 minute video, he said, we must stand up together and fight against COVID-19 disease. Sadhguru asked the people to use social media in a responsible manner and try to be part of the solution in the country’s decisive battle against the coronavirus. Also Read - 'Even COVID-19 Couldn't End it': Twitter Left in Splits After 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' Actors Shoot Scene Wearing Face Masks
Sadhguru took to Twitter to share a video that says keep religion out of coronavirus pandemic. The post reads as, “The virus knows no caste, creed or religion”. Also Read - For Now, Priority is to Stay Safe From COVID-19: Sushil Kumar
In the video, Sadhguru is heard saying, “A very dangerous pandemic is confronting us right now. At a time like this let us not create divisions in the name of caste, religion or creed. This is the time that as a generation of people we might stand up and see that this pandemic does not transform into a major calamity.” Also Read - Goa Lockdown News: 'Complete Shutdown' in State on These Days; Janata Curfew From Today Till August 10, Check Timings Here
He also appealed to people to not spread misinformation on social media. “Do not use social media in an irresponsible way. Do not propagate ideas that a specific or a particular religion is the basis of the spread of coronavirus”, Sadhuguru added.
The video comes in the wake of several communally charged trends and hashtags that have been circulating on social media since the crackdown on the attendees of the Tablighi Jamat gathering that was conducted in Delhi earlier in March.
Thousands of people, from India as well as across the world, had attended a gathering of the Tablighi Jamaat, from March 13-15 at its Delhi headquarters called the Markaz Nizamuddin. Many attendees of the event then moved to different parts of the country, thus possibly spreading the infection.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 2,069 and the death toll climbed to 53, as per the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of the total 53 deaths, 15 have been linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, which emerged as the biggest hotspot for the spread of COVID-19 in India.