Law and religion round-up – 2nd August

Local lockdowns

On Thursday evening, the Government announced, apparently via Twitter in the first instance, that local lockdowns would be imposed on several areas of Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire, including Blackburn and Bradford – both of which have large Muslim populations. This came at the beginning of Eid al-Adha, one of the major Islamic festivals, which prompted complaints that, for Muslims, it was the equivalent of announcing the cancellation of Christmas on 24 December.

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