‘Singled out’: Oldham’s Muslim community on lockdown controls

Decision to announce new Covid-19 restrictions on eve of Eid has caused dismay and anger

Late on Thursday night, Mohammed Nawaz’s dining table in Oldham was groaning under an Eid al-Adha feast carefully prepared for the following morning.

His family’s new clothes were laid out ready to spend the next day with uncles, aunties, cousins and parents after months apart while observing lockdown rules, even through Ramadan.

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