Muslims in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra demanded not to extend lockdown in the wake Coronavirus pandemic ahead of the Ramzan festival. However, experts reports claimed that religious congregation on the festivals is also one of the reasons for the rise of Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra.
A delegation led by leader Maulana Abdul Kadeer met the district Collector. The delegation demanded that the present lockdown should not be extended after 8th April as the Holy month of Ramzan is starting from 12th April. They also seek permission to pray inside the Mosque following the rules of Social Distancing. Collector has agreed to their demands.
Aurangabad is one of the Muslim dominated districts in Maharashtra. Muslim constitutes 21.25% in the district. At the State level, Muslims constitutes 11.54% of the total population of Maharashtra.