DIMAPUR, May 11 - The Muslim Council of Dimapur today issued an advisory to all stranded Muslims not to return to Nagaland for at least two months or till such time the government declares the post Covid-19 pandemic situation as normal.
It also said that the proposed quarantine centre to be set up by the community, in collaboration with the administration, stands cancelled for now, according to a release issued by the working president of the Muslim Council of Dimapur, Ahidur Rahman.
The Council arrived at the decision after holding consultation with the community elders, Dimapur masjid committees and Kohima Jame Masjid Committee on the situation that might arise after the arrival of the stranded Muslims in Dimapur and Kohima from Assam and other parts of the country.
�This decision has been taken collectively by the Muslim community in the greater interest of the community and for the safety and wellbeing of all citizens of Nagaland. Let us all join together to keep Nagaland safe without the deadly coronavirus,� it said.
The Council quoted an Islamic hadith about a pandemic that took place more than 1,400 years ago by Prophet Mohammed, �When you hear that a land has been affected by plague, do not enter it, and if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave the place.� It appealed to all to abide by this rule in order to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.