Coronavirus: Religious places being closed


Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who is at the forefront of managing the quarantine facilities said that closure of all religious places in Srinagar is underway with active cooperation of management committees.

Taking to a social networking site, Twitter, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary wrote: “Closure of all religious places in #Srinagar is under way. With active cooperation of Managenent committees. Revered shrines Hazratbal, Naqshband Saheb show the way. #StayAtHome.”

“Dastgeer Saheb , Gurudwara Saheb Chhati Padshahi and others.  Mosques follow. Thankful to officials on ground and all management committees,” he tweeted.

“Closing of religious places which attract gatherings is an important step to save a whole population. Let’s stay indoors, stay safe to be able to worship again,” he added.

“Prayers are equally effective from Home as they would be from a religious place. Don’t call people out when everyone in the world is #StayingHomeNow,” DC Srinagar wrote on Twitter.



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