Approx 2500 foreigners who attended the Tablighi Jamaat has been blacklisted by Ministry of Home Affairs for ten years. They were staying in India during the lockdown. Also, they were found illegally leaving in mosques.
Enforcement Directorate has filed an FIR for money laundering against Maulana Saad.
While, we all have different beliefs and practices, and we take comfort in religion and its practices, this is not the first time that religion has led to create havoc to humanity, society and the whole world.
Case in point is the irresponsible behaviour of particular sect in muslim community, The Tablighi jammat, which has led to sharp rise in the number of cases in India and has endangered further spread. Not just India, Tablighi congregation has led the spread the various in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Pakistan as well. For the first time the city of Raiwind in pakistan is under complete lockdown due to the same.
As per India today, Markaz receives a huge amount from the Gulfs. The police and CBI are investigating the matter and checking the transactions.
The investigating agencies have sought a list of employees, plan or map, number of religious gathering, CCTV footage, audio-video recording and details of all devotees and foreigners who attended the Markaz after March 12 this year.
Social media and news channels are abuzz with the Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat, people are talking about it.
While reading all the articles, a few questions arise to my mind.
What is Tablighi Jamaat?
Why people are not understanding the meaning of Lockdown?
Why Indians are not ready to support the government? Staying at home or wearing a mask, sanitizing hands is it so difficult?
When this gathering held, where was the police?
What happened actually?
On March 13, 3400 people gathered at the Nizamuddin Markaz, a part in South Delhi. Not just Indians, people from different countries participated in this religious gathering.
On March 16, Arvind Kejriwal announced that more than 50 people are not allowed to assemble at one place till 31st March, but people at the Markaz defied that completely.
On March 20, in Telangana 10 Indonesians were tested positive, they were the part of the gathering in Delhi.
After the Janta Curfew, 1500 people vacated the Markaz. After the lockdown, police kept on asking the people to vacate the place yet they refused to.
An Indian who attended the gathering died in Srinagar, many were found positive. Police took immediate action even the WHO team also visited.
The Markaz officials responded that no new people were allowed to enter after the lockdown was announced, they were just following the rules as PM Modi himself mentioned during his speech to stay put wherever you are.
Total of 10 deaths, out of that 9 are Indian and 1 foreign national.
Out of 1500, around 300 people are showing the symptoms of Coronavirus, as they are suffering from fever, cough and difficulty in breathing.
What is Tablighi Jamaat
It is an Islamic missionary movement that focuses on persuading Muslims to return to practising their religion during the lifetime of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and especially in matters of ritual, dress and personal behaviour.
Steps are taken to overcome the tragedy:
States have also asked other people who attended to come forward for testing.
Delhi CM has asked to file a complaint against the head of the mosque.
The organizers say that they informed the local police and cooperated.
Tablighi Jamaat events have also been blamed for spreading cases in Indonesia and Malaysia.