Don’t come out of homes on Shab-e-Barat, urges Delhi Police

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) : The Delhi Police on Sunday advised people not to come out of their homes to celebrate Shab-e-Barat on April 8 and 9 in view of the nationwide lockdown due to cornavirus crisis and warned of stern action against lockdown violators.

Shab-e-Barat is observed by the Muslim as a night when the fortunes of individuals for the coming year are decided.

The police took to Twitter and said: “Attention young men and parents. This Shab-e-Barat, do not come out of homes. Support us in the fight against Covid-19. Lockdown is in force even on the sacred night.”

It also urged people not to come out on bikes and create chaos on the streets of the national capital. “Unlawful behaviour will not be tolerated. Violators will face stern legal action.”

Delhi Police also sought cooperation from religious leaders and residents welfare associations in maintaining the lockdown. “Observe the occasion solemnly. Stay home, stay safe.”

The directions came in the backdrop of a congregation organized by Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin area in mid-March, following which there has been a spoke in corona cases in the country.