Hyderabad: As India faces tough times due to the Coronavirus outbreak, and only solution that was told to people was to maintain social distancing and stay home in order to not get infected. One of the activities which took a halt was celebrating festivals.
Telangana, with 127 positive cases, is one of the worst hit states in the outbreak, with nine people dead, could not stop TRS Minister from celebrating Ram Navmi at Sri Sita Ramachandra Town on Thursday.
TRS Ministers Allola Indrakaran Reddy and Puvvada Ajay were present today at the Sri Sita Ramachandra swamy temple, where they offered prayers accompanied by security personal and former bureaucrat,Dr. KV Ramanachary, retd IAS officer.
As the state Ministers celebrated offered prayers, they equally set a bad example to all the people sitting at homes and following the Government rules. Both of them also presented silk garments, pearls on behalf of the Telangana Government.
Meanwhile, over 70 people from Hyderabad who have come back from the Nizamuddin Markaz were admitted in the Gandhi Hospital as they were tested positive for Coronavirus.
On Thursday, The group of people who were admitted in the hospital were seen offering Namaz in the Hospital premises. They were seen sitting very close to each other and offering prayers. More than 2000 people were present at the Markaz and then went back to their respective states. All the deaths due to Coronavirus in the state of Telangana are of people from the Markaz.
Speaking of another similar incident, where prayers were preferred over precautions was of a church in Hyderabad.
Despite the government’s strict lockdown orders, appeals to people to stay at home, and ban on prayers and religious services, a church pastor conducted Sunday prayers at Neredmet in Hyderabad.
Residents noticed people gathered for the prayers and alerted the police. As gatherings were banned during the lockdown to control the spread of Coronavirus, the Neredmet police rushed to the spot and dispersed the crowd. Further, after ensuring that the place was cleared, the police counselled the people. Later, a case was registered against the pastor under Section 188 of the IPC for violating the lockdown orders.