Lucknow : The Uttar Pradesh government must release those Muslims accused of small crimes from jails so that they can celebrate the Bakra-Eid on Friday, BSP chief Mayawati said on Friday.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote, ” In the times of COVID-19 when there is a general opinion in the country on reducing the number of prisoners in jails, there is a strong appeal to the Uttar Pradesh CM to release Muslims imprisoned for petty crimes so that they go back with their families tomorrow to celebrate Bakra Eid.”
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the state government had earlier urged the devotees to celebrate the day at home.
Out of the total confirmed cases of 81,039, Uttar Pradesh currently has 32,649 active cases. As many as 46,803 have recovered, while 1,587 have lost their lives due to the pandemic.