CM Delhi Arvind Kejriwal ruffled feathers of Muslims confronted an unexpected strong backlash on Twitter for appealing Muslims to pray indoors on Shab-e-Baraat.
He took to Twitter to greet Muslims on Shab-e-Baraat with a message to pray at homes instead of mosques as a precaution against coronavirus. His message met an outrage on social media.
A huddle of social media users lashed him for faking concerns for Muslims, accused him of being a soft supporter of BJP and a complicit in heinous anti-Muslim riots in Delhi in February 2020.
The furious netizens even labelled him a traitor. Some even went on to say that he has sold his soul to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is accused of stoking anti-Muslim violence, intolerance and, hatred under his leadership.
Aam Aadmi Party Supremo, Arvind Kejriwal, is in crosshairs for taking action against the Muslim missionary group after authorities took action against them for holding an annual conference despite a ban on the social gatherings.
Earlier, Kejriwal had ordered the FIR against a maulana for leading the congregational in West Nizamuddin in South Delhi after several people who attended the gathering showed symptoms of coronavirus.
Resultantly, Delhi police cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin when several people showed symptoms. Authorities said they would launch a house-to-house mapping exercise in two neighboring colonies to detect coronavirus patients.
Over 2000 delegates, including visitors from Malaysia and Indonesia, attended the congregation. Thus becoming a hot spot for coronavirus in India’s capital. As per the reports, at least 10 people, including 9 Indians who attended the congregation have died of coronavirus.
— Trevor Saldanha (@TrevorIndia) April 8, 2020
The congregation attracted immense criticism across India with top government officials slammed the community for risking the lives of people in the country.
Delhi BJP MP Gautam Gambhir said in a tweet that the “wrong action of the organizers could lead to a disaster of gigantic proportions”.
Meanwhile, the organizers cited a statement of Union Health Ministry that said coronavirus is not an emergency, in their defence.