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HC seeks details of people who attended Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi & entered Gujarat

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Nirupam Banerjee, Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has directed the Centre and the state government to provide details about the people who had taken part in the religious congregation of the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi and later entered the state.

The division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice AJ Shastri also asked the governments to enumerate the steps taken by the authorities to contain the spread of coronavirus in Gujarat from such people. The bench also sought information on the corrective or punitive steps taken against such people, especially if they were from abroad on certain restricted VISAs or travel permits.

Notably, the hearing of the suo motu Public Interest Litigation (PIL) initiated by the high court to monitor the various aspects arising out of the coronavirus pandemic was scheduled on April 3. However, post media reports on the religious congregation and how it has led to the spread of the virus across the country and how the participants of the event also travelled to Gujarat, the hearing was preponed to April 1. The urgent hearing was conducted through video conferencing.

In the hearing, the Gujarat government was represented by advocate general Kamal Trivedi, whereas the union government was represented by assistant solicitor general Devang Vyas.

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