Dimapur, June 12: The Idgah Committee, Dimapur has taken a collective decision to keep Jama Masjid closed till an acceptable, well defined and operational procedure is charted for resuming prayers while maintaining social distancing and other norms of repetitive sanitization requirements.
In a press release, Idgah Committee president Sanawar Sheikh, vice president Hasnain Reza Quarashi and general secretary AK Tapadar acknowledged that the Central Government had approved re-opening of religious places from June 8 and subsequently the Government of Nagaland has also relaxed restrictions on religious places.
“This reassuring and considerate decision of our government is acknowledged and well received. The Idgah committee, Dimapur believes that as governments extend understanding, we as citizens must reciprocate with responsible social and religious behaviors. We further strongly believe that our religious practices should not in any way be a hindrance to national aspiration and well being. Lessening the burden of frontline workers is our primary responsibility as dutiful citizens,” it said while announcing that the Jama Masjid will remain closed.
The committee also appealed all the masjid committees to understand the bigger cause behind the decision and extend cooperation. (Page News Service)