Maharashtra govt bans Ramzan gatherings amid rising Covid cases, asks Muslims to break fast at home

In view of the surge in coronavirus cases, the Maharashtra government has banned gatherings and processions during the month of Ramzan starting from April 14. The order comes as Maharashtra on April 12 reported 51,751 fresh coronavirus cases, a day after logging the highest 63,294 infections since the pandemic began. Times Now’s Kajal reported that the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government has directed that no gatherings and processions will be allowed and advised people to break the fast at home and follow social distancing norms. Muslim organisation 'Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind' had sought the government's permission to hold prayers at mosques during Ramzan.