Urges people to wear masks while offering prayers
Srinagar: Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam express serious concern over the reports that a large number of non-J&K beggars and labourers are entering Kashmir without undergoing the mandatory Covid tests urged the J&K administration that to order a highest level of probe how such a huge number of people are landing in the Valley without Covid tests.
He said that if the reports about non-J&K labourers and beggars entering Kashmir without undergoing mandatory Covid screening is true, the move will further aggravate the Covid situation prevailing in the Kashmir Valley and pose a biggest challenge for the administration.
“I have come across many reports that a large chunk of non-J&K labourers and beggars have managed their entry into Kashmir without undergoing Covid screening. If this is true, it will be a disaster for Kashmir. I urge the government to look into the reports and if it is found true, take appropriate measures to address the issue on war-footing basis,” Grand Mufti said.
He said the government, especially district administration Srinagar must start mass Covid testing of non-J&K beggars and labourers wherever they are found.
He also asserted that people must wear face masks while offering prayers in masjids and there is no harm or restriction on the same.
“Safety measures like wearing face masks is allowed in Islam and there is no prohibition for the same. This is for the safety and safety of ourselves and others is what Islam is all about,” he said, adding that wearing of masks in masjids won’t affect prayers in any way—(KNO)