The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), on Thursday, April 2, urged Muslims to keep their mosques closed and practice social distancing in order to contain the spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Rashtriya Swawamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliate VHP appealed to all the Muslims to keep their nation ahead of their religion.
It’s Secretary-General, Milind Parande, on the occasion of Ram Navami, appealed to “keep religion aside and keep the concern of social safety in mind”.
Parande urged to the Muslim clerics to step forward and voluntarily close their Mosques and allow for cremation over burial of COVID-19 infected dead bodies. “…because of burying, Corona might spread, so, they (Muslims) should think about cremating the dead bodies (COVID-19 infected) in nation’s interest,” said Parande, quoted ANI.
Parande reacted to the recent revelation of religious gathering, Tablighi Jamaat Congregation, at Markaz, Nizamuddin in Delhi which has affected several parts of the country. The incident has resulted into a sharp surge in the cases of the COVID-19 from across the country. Parande termed this incident as unfortunate and urged the Muslims to follow the directives from the central & state governments religiously and uncompromisingly.
The VHP functionary also called for strict action against those Maulvis (Muslim clerics) who are refusing to follow government directives. “Action should be taken against those not following government directives. Those Maulvis who have come flouting visa norms should be blacklisted and action should be taken against them,” appealed VHP leader, Parande, quoted ANI.
He revealed how the Hindu saints and sheers have celebrated Ram Navami without much fanfare even though this was the first Ram Navami after Supreme Court’s judgement on Ram Janmabhoomi. He reaffirmed that to safeguard the society is the foremost dharma.