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BJP's MA Naqvi Lashes Out At Tablighi Jamaat, Says They Committed A "Talibani Crime"
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today called gathering at the Delhi Mosque an "unpardonable sin" by the organization.
BJP's MA Naqvi Lashes Out At Tablighi Jamaat, Says They committed a "Talibani crime"
New Delhi: Today, Union Minister and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Tablighi Jamaat committed a "Talibani crime" with its religious gathering at the Delhi Mosque that has been linked to 128 coronavirus cases across the nation and called it an "unpardonable sin" by the organization.
"Talibani Crime by Tablighi Jamaat. This is not negligence. It's a serious criminal act. When the entire country is fighting united against Corona, such a sin is unpardonable," the minority affairs minister said in a tweet.
Mr. Naqvi posted on his social media accounts messages by Muslim religious leaders and appealed to people to strictly follow the coronavirus lockdown and other guidelines given by the government to control the spread of coronavirus.
The Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary movement with members across the world, preaches a return to orthodox Muslim ways. Tablighi Jamaat continued to organize gatherings even after COVID-19 hit the world drastically and have been linked to coronavirus cases in countries like Malaysia and Pakistan.
According to the home ministry, since 1st January some 2,100 foreigners visited India for Tablighi activities and all of them first went to its headquarters in Delhi's Nizamuddin, called "Markaz Nizamuddin". Hundreds of members had been staying in the building for a gathering in March.
Over 2,300 people were evacuated from the 100-year-old Markaz Nizamuddin building in a 36-hour operation that ended early this morning.
Total of Fifty have tested coronavirus positive in Tamil Nadu, 24 in Delhi, 21 in Telangana, 21 in Andhra Pradesh, 10 in Andamans and one each in Assam and Jammu and Kashmir after attending the gathering. 824 foreigners had also traveled to different states and their details had been shared with the police chiefs, the Home Ministry said.
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