Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh has asked Muslims to follow lockdown restrictions to contain spread of coronavirus. The seminary also asked Muslims not to visit graveyards and mosques on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat. In an open letter to the Muslim community, Mohtamin (vice chancellor) of Darul Uloom Maulana Abdul Kasim Nomani said that the government has imposed a lockdown due to corona pandemic. He said, it is the duty of every citizen to follow it. He said, Islamic law also advises the same and all Muslims should follow lockdown and not be careless.
Nomani also asked Muslims not to visit mosques and graveyards on Shab-e-Barat. Darul Uloom is Asia's largest seminary and is based in Deooband in Saharanpur district. (AIR)