Guwahati: Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu, who is also the head of the District Disaster Management Authority, today stated that 5 worshippers shall be allowed to perform Namaz at the Masjids and Idgahs on August 1 in view of the upcoming Eid-ul-Adha celebrations.
This decision was taken after the representatives of various mosques and idgah committees after a meeting yesterday urged the district administration to allow at least 5 persons to attend Namaz at the Mosques and Idgahs.
Additionally, the Government in Home and Political department has allowed gathering of 5 persons to perform Namaz at all the Mosques and Idgahs.
Eid-ul-Adha shall be celebrated on August 1 this year. The celebration of the yearly festival observed by those of the Islamic faith has been complicated by the rampant spread of the coronavirus that has already killed over 6 lakh people across the globe
Rules for those performing Namaz at the mosques and Idgahs are as follows:
The 5 persons gathered at the mosques and Idgahs shall have to maintain social distancing at the time of performing Namaz.
Additionally, they shall all have to wear masks as a means to minimize the chances of transmission.
Furthermore, all the protocols pertaining to COVID-19 issued from the Government of India and Government of Assam are to be followed during the Eid-ul-Adha.
The rest of the worshippers have been urged to perform Namaz at their respective residences by maintaining social distancing norms.
It needs mention here that the government of Assam has allowed inter-district movement of citizens on July 30 and 31 to allow people to visit their homes before Eid-Ul-Azha or Bakri Eid, which will be observed on August 1. Interdistrict travel has been banned since July 22 in view of the ongoing pandemic.