Bengaluru (Karnataka): No public Sehri or Iftaar will be arranged during Ramazan due to Coronavirus Pandemic. The Karnataka minority announced this on Tuesday.
The department said-
“No public shall be allowed to perform five-time congregational prayers in mosques, across Karnataka during Ramazan in view of Covid-19 pandemic. No public address system to be used by the staff of mosques for offering namaz.”
In the holy month of Ramazan, Muslims organize Iftaar feasts everywhere for large gatherings. Basically, these Iftaar feats are organized by celebrities, politicians, and the common wealthy people for their relatives and friends.
This year Ramazan is starting from the 24th to 25th of April, depending on the appearance of the moon.
The department also ordered that Azan (the call for prayers) shall also be given at decibel. Apart from that, Namaz, including Friday Namaz will also be done by moazzins, imams, and the masjid staff only. No other people should be permitted to do namaz in the mosques according to government’s directions.
The state government also passed an order by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday, which stated that,
“All religions places/places of worship shall be closed for public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited due to the outbreak of Covid-19 across the country.”