MORE & more attendees of Nizamuddin religious congregation accused of being super Wuhan virus spreaders traced

INDIA has launched a manhunt to trace the people who had attended a religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin locality between March 1 and 15 amid the world including India struggling to contain the dreaded Wuhan virus. The 8,000  attendees included several hundred from overseas. They are officially called super spreaders of COVID-19 and reportedly responsible for the spurt in the cases related to Wuhan virus. Delhi Police has registered a case against Maulana Saad and others of Tablighi Jamaat under section 3 of Epidemic Disease Act 1897 read with Section 269, 270, 271 and 120-B IPC for violation of government directions. Most of them allegedly violated norms of Tourist Visa by partaking in the event. The Hindu newspaper reported quoting an official of the Ministry of Home Affairs saying that  hundreds of preachers from Indonesia that attended the congregation will be backlisted.”They came here on a tourist visa but were participating in religious conferences. This is violation of visa rules. We are going to blacklist around 800 Indonesian preachers so that in future they are not able to enter the country,” the official said. The government is focusing its attention on 10 hotspots across the country to control the spread of COVID-19, which has infected more than 1,200 people and claimed at least 35 lives. There are two hotspots each in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala and Maharashtra and one each in Gujarat and Rajasthan.Authorities in the Indian capital on Tuesday sealed off the premises of Tablighi Jamaat, accusing it of organising a religious gathering ignoring the threat of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Delhi government also asked the police to file a criminal case against the group, one of the country’s oldest Islamic organisations, for flouting guidelines and not maintaining physical mix people who died in Telangana and one in Jammu and Kashmir attended the congregation in the headquarters of the Tablighi in Nizamuddin West, a colony split between the labyrinthine lanes near the dargah’ and spacious residential homes. Gautam Buddh Nagar popularly known as NOIDA adjoining Delhi in western Uttar Pradesh has so far recorded 38 COVID-19 cases, the highest for any district in the country’s most populous state. In Delhi alone, 24 participants tested positive for the disease. Besides, 441 of the participants were hospitalised after they showed symptoms. The number is likely to swell significantly as more distancing. Authorities said around 2,000 people were found to be staying at Markaz Nizamuddin, headquarters of the group, founded in 1926. conspiracy, against the organisers. Tablighi Jamaat has denied accusations it had broken social distancing laws, saying it was forced to accommodate visitors stranded by the lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24, with just four hours’ notice. In a press statement, the group said: “A rumour started gaining ground across social media that allegedly people affected with COVID-19 are present in Markaz. It is also being circulated that certain deaths have occurred due to the same.

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