The Maharashtra Government recently encouraged Muslims to break fasts and offer Ramzan prayers at home and maintain social distancing to control the spread of coronavirus. Department of Minority Affairs additional chief secretary Jayashree Mukherjee has clearly said it is prudent not to offer namaz by gathering in large numbers within the mosque.

The Union Minority Affairs Ministry has offered Muslims not to gather for offering prayers and Iftar amid this period. The lockdown has been extended till May 3 over the nation and confinements have been forced on celebrating celebrations and advertising supplications at open places by adherents of all religions amid this period.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in their requests encouraged devout pioneers and avoid huge social occasions.  Ministry of Minority Affair Nawab Malik in his tweet encouraged Muslims to take after the advisory amid Ramzan.

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The Department in its advisory encouraged Muslims not to assemble on the building terrace to offer namaz or assemble on the ground. They were told that the government has issued prohibitory orders confining the celebration of social, religious and family capacities and celebrations by gathering in huge numbers amid the lockdown.