After the Tablighi Jamaat”s Delhi event that made to a huge surge in the novel coronavirus cases in India, the Maharashtra government on Saturday imposed a total ban on all religious gatherings till further orders.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that until further orders, the government shall not grant permission for any religious functions, gatherings, and public or sports events. They have not given permissions for the recent Gudi Padwa, Pandharpur Yatra and Ram Navami celebrations which were celebrated at home by the people.
He said that coronavirus strikes at people irrespective of caste, community, religion or region and hence no further gatherings of any nature shall be allowed in the state to avoid mingling of people in large numbers.
The CM also warned of stringent action against those who spread communally divisive messages on the social media, upload fake videos, or those attacking the medical community and police who are serving the people in the ”war against virus”.