SP Ankur Jain flags off fruits home delivery van's in Hojai on April 22, 2020. Image: Northeast Now

As the holy month of Ramadan is approaching from April 25, the police administration of Assam’s Hojai has come up with a noble plan to help the devout Muslims amid COVID-19 lockdown.

Hojai District Police has come up with an intiative to provide people all the necessary items required for ‘iftar’ at their door steps.

Superintendent of Police Ankur Jain flaged off the home delivery vans from police point in Hojai on Wednesday.

Talking to this correspondent, SP Ankur Jain said, “For this local vendors are roped in and they have to follow all the precautionary measures. Resident in the district will be able to purchase the dry fruits and fresh fruits at their door steps at the rates fixed by Food and Civil Supply Department.”

“We are fortunate enough that Hojai district is in green zone. But that doesn’t mean we are allowed to violate government guidelines imposed till May 3. Only some relaxations are given to government offices and industries to start functioning abiding by rules set,” Jain said.

“People should understand the sensitivity of the situation, one wrong step may lead us towards wrong direction, so Prevention is better then cure,” he added.

On the other hand, on Monday various meetings were conducted by the police with imams, presidents of masjid commiittees at various locations of the district for better planning and co-ordination during the month of Ramadan.

Police officials have further appealed the Muslim community to perform their namaaz and other religious prayers at their home, maintaining lockdown norms.


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