Dhule police, namely Prakash Shankar Thorat, urged the group of Muslim youth sitting in Masjid area at midnight to leave the area as a precaution against the spread of Coronavirus. After the appeal from the police, the group of Muslim youth refused to leave and beat the police, Lokmat reported.
According to media reports, Muslim youth then rioted and damaged the police van. Police force then reached Imam Ahmed Raza square and arrested the Habib alias Banair Ayub Khan, Rizwan Khan Afzal Khan Pathan, Arbaaz Younus Sheikh, Hamid along with around ten youth.
Not only in Dhule but from all over India, it is found that many Muslims are not following the Government guidelines regarding Coronavirus pandemic. The police officials are continually educating the Muslim religious leaders to shut the Masjid.