Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday said the Muslim community in the country is avoiding COVID vaccination as it has apprehensions and misconceptions about the vaccine.
“The Muslim community in our country at present – I am deliberately taking name – is keeping away from vaccination. They still have hesitation, apprehensions and misconceptions,” said Rawat in Rishikesh.
He further said that the Pakistan government has announced stern measures such as blocking phones and stopping salaries of those who are avoiding vaccination. Such steps can create awareness among masses, he said.
Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand government on Monday extended the Covid curfew till June 22.