Nagaon unauthorised gathering: Total lockdown in 3 villages for 7 days


GUWAHATI: Total lockdown has been imposed in three villages in Assam’s Nagaon district for an unauthorised gathering at Dagaon under Juria Police Station on July 2. The authorities have imposed total lockdown from Sunday 3 PM for seven days in three villages surrounding the venue where the janaja of Mufti Khairul Islam, vice-president of All India Jamiat Ulema took place. The veteran religious leader was father of Dhing MLA Aminul Islam.

Nagaon Police has already registered two cases for flouting COVID-19 protocols. Till Sunday, police apprehended 22 people in connection with the unauthorised gathering.

According to reports, the Janaja took place at Dagaon in Juria area on July 2. Though the government norms allow only 20 people to attend funeral functions, thousands of people gathered at the venue for the Janaja of the religious leader. The attendees did not only flout social distancing norms, many of them were found without wearing a mask.

On the other hand, Lok Sabha MP from Nagaon constituency Pradyut Bordoloi also attended the Janaja which witnessed a huge congregation despite the government’s restrictions in view of COVID-19.