Agartala: The Tripura State Jamiat Ulama (Hind) has severely condemned the attempt by some unidentified sections to give the coronavirus outbreak a communal angle and the campaign asking people to ignore the restrictions imposed by the government. Mufti Tayebur Rahman, president of the organization, in a statement urged the people, especially the Muslims, not to pay any heed to such malicious campaign and told the government to take appropriate action against the people who are giving coronavirus a religious turn.
He was reacting to a pamphlet being circulated in different parts of the State, especially in various masjids, which says coronavirus is no threat for the Muslims and a curse only for the anti-Islamic kafirs. It described the restrictions being imposed by government on assemblies in masjids, offering namaz, etc., as a conspiracy against the Muslims.
The pamphlets don’t have a letter head nor name of the publisher. When such pamphlets are being distributed in thousands, an unidentified moulovi appeared in a video clip instigating his Muslim brothers to defy the restrictions and to go to the masjids. The activities of this section have caused serious concern among the people and the State police is searching who are behind such a campaign.
Mufti Rahman said in the present world, there is no scope to consider the non-Muslims as kafir as everyone in different names is accepting Allah. Hence the content of the said pamphlet have no base and the government should take action against people who are circulating it.
He said the Jamiat Ulama always works in favour of national integrity and communal harmony and condemned the activities of forces who are trying to create communal tension and give coronavirus a religious turn.