New Delhi: Firoz Bakht Ahmed, the Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University and grand-nephew of Congress leader Maulana Azad has become a model of a true nationalist when he apologized to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of those in his community, who misbehaved with health workers while in quarantine.
Firoz Bakht Ahmed made this apology in his letter to the Prime Minister. He mentioned the highly condemnable act of Muslims under quarantine who indulged in violence and also in vulgar acts of spitting, attacking doctors, throwing urine bottles and not cooperating with for treatment for Coronavirus.
In his letter, the Chancellor says, “As a law-abiding Indian Muslim, I apologize on behalf of all those belonging to my community in quarantine in India, indulging in violence against doctors, nurses, health workers, police, safai karamacharis etc. My head is hung in shame whenever I see highly condemnable acts of spitting, misbehaving in a vulgar manner with the hospital staff (especially nurses), running for the jugular of doctors, throwing urine bottles and not extending cooperation for treatment for Coronavirus.”
Surprisingly, Firoz Bakht Ahmed has also suggested that the government not lift the lockdown until 24 May, when the holy month of Ramzan ends. He warns that if the lockdown is lifted on 3 May, over enthusiastic Muslims will conduct Ifthar parties, crowd market places and hold prayer gatherings which will give rise to Coronavirus clusters.
He also reminded that 3 May is the time when COVID-19 ripens thus increasing the risk of the spread of the virus further.