Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Wishing people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha on Saturday, BSP chief Mayawati appealed to them to celebrate the festival at home in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases.
"Congratulations and best wishes to all brothers and sisters of the country on Eid al-Adha (Bakrid). Due to the Corona outbreak, this festival should be celebrated at home with simplicity so that all of you are safe from the virus, and do not forget to help the poor and needy on this occasion," tweeted the BSP supremo.
देश में सभी भाई-बहनों को ईद-अल-अज़हा (बक़रीद) की दिली मुबारकबाद व शुभकामनायें। कोरोना के बढ़ते प्रकोप के कारण यह त्योहार भी सादगी से घर पर ही मनायें ताकि आप सभी लोग कोरोना महामारी से सुरक्षित रहें तथा इस मौके पर ग़रीबों व ज़रूरतमन्दों की मदद करना न भूलें।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) August 1, 2020
On Friday, Mayawati had asked the Uttar Pradesh government to release the Muslims accused of small crimes from jails, so that they can celebrate the Bakra-Eid at their homes.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote, "In the times of COVID-19 when there is a general opinion in the country on reducing the number of prisoners in jails, there is a strong appeal to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to release Muslims imprisoned for petty crimes so that they go back with their families tomorrow to celebrate Bakra Eid."