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B. K. Arshad urge Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa to extend lockdown till 30 May

By Our Chief Editor B. R. Abdul Wajid

Bengaluru : B. K. Arshad, a renowned intellectual and a social worker from Bengaluru have asked Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa to extend the lockdown in the state till May 30. In a letter written to the Chief Minister, B. K. Arshad said that “I personally request you to extend the lockdown at least till May 30th in the wake of increase in the number of Novel Coronavirus cases in the state. Reopening of markets could lead overcrowding ahead of Festive Season next week and result in a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. There are chances that social distancing norms will be violated if the lockdown is lifted and people come out of their homes for Festive Shopping.”

As the Mid Day Updates from Government of Karnataka on 15th May, the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in the State is 1032, New Cases reported from 14/05/20 5:00 pm to 12:00 noon 15/05/20 is 45 new cases, with total Covid-19 deaths is 35. Day by day Covid-19 cases in Karnataka is increasing.

Another Muslim Intellectual said that “The festival of Eid this year is expected to be celebrated on 25 May. However, considering the critical times, we want to save human lives first. The celebrations of festivals can be enjoyed later. We, therefore, request our Government to please extend the lockdown at least till 30 May. We also request you to please take forward our request for extension of the lockdown period to the central government till the end of this month.” He said.

In an interview to our Media Mr. B. K. Arshad said that “KEEPING THE VIEW OF HUMANITY MORE THAN THE COMMUNITY, We do not want relaxations for the festival. For now, saving lives and humanity is our topmost priority. We will not complain to the authorities why shops were not opened or why something essential for our festival was not available. We are ready to compromise with the festival celebrations and do not want to be a reason of harm to anyone.”

B. R. Abdul Wajid
Chief Editor
India & Abroad