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Tablighi Jamaat attendees made scapegoat: HC

The Bombay High Court has said foreigners who attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi in March this year were made “scapegoats”. The court said Tablighi Jamaat attendees were allegedly held responsible for spreading COVID-19 in the country. The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court made the observations on August 21. The observations were...

82 Bangladeshis who attended Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi secure bail

A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to 82 Bangladeshi nationals who were chargesheeted for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation in the national capital for allegedly violating visa conditions, indulging in missionary activities illegally and violating government guidelines issued in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. Chief metropolitan magistrate Gurmohina Kaur granted the...

60 Malaysians who took part in Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi walk free by paying fine of Rs 7k

A Delhi court on Thursday allowed 60 Malaysians, who took part in the infamous religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz, to walk free on the payment of a fine of Rs 7,000 each, a lawyer said. The Malaysians were booked for violating visa rules and government guidelines by congregating at Nizamuddin Markaz during COVID-19. The Malaysians...

Delhi Police files chargesheets naming 541 foreign nationals in Tablighi Jamaat case

The crime branch of the Delhi Police on Thursday filed 12 fresh chargesheets naming 541 foreign nationals in connection with the Tablighi Jamaat case. The chargesheets running into 12,000 pages were filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Tanya Bemniwal, who set June 29 for further hearing. By now, the crime branch has named more than 900 foreign...

Petition in HC seeks immediate release of 3,300 Tablighi Jamaat members

A petition filed in Delhi High Court has sought the immediate release of 3,300 members of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin who were sent to different quarantine centres and have not been released even after 40 days. The petition has said many of these people have even tested negative for coronavirus and yet have...

Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad Kandhalvi tested negative for COVID-19, claims lawyer

Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad Kandhalvi has tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday, in a test done in a private laboratory, according to his lawyer Fuzail Ahmad Ayyubi. The Tablighi Jamaat chief, who is currently in home quarantine, has not been summoned by the Delhi Police so far, the lawyer said. “Maulana Saad has tested...

Former bureaucrats write to CMs over harassment of Muslims amid COVID-19 crisis

Around 101 former civil servants have written to the chief ministers of different states addressing their distress of Muslims being harassed in different parts of the country. “It is with much anguish that we bring to your attention reports of harassment of Muslims in some parts of the country, particularly following the meeting of the...

CM Rupani blames Tablighi Jamaat for spreading coronavirus in Gujarat

After facing severe criticism for the failure to contain the spread of coronavirus in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday tried to shift the blame on members of the Tablighi Jamaat for spreading the deadly virus in Gujarat and across the country. Notably, members of the Tablighi Jamaat had attended a religious congregation at...

Delhi Police raids farmhouse of Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad

The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has raided a farmhouse of Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, who was booked for organising a religious congregation here in violation of COVID-19 lockdown orders, officials said on Thursday. The raid was carried out at Kandhalvi’s farmhouse in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, they said. The cleric was booked along...

Tablighi Jamaat leader charged with culpable homicide after members die due to COVID-19

Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad Kandhalvi has been booked for culpable homicide after some of the attendees of the religious congregation died due to coronavirus, Delhi Police said on Wednesday. Kandhalvi had organised the religious gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz last month against the social distancing protocol imposed by the Centre to curb the spread of...

Tablighi Jamaat member commits suicide after testing positive for coronavirus

A 30-year-old man, who was a member of the Tablighi Jamaat, committed suicide at a hospital in Akola, Maharashtra. He tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday evening and committed suicide on Saturday morning. The man reportedly used a blade to slit his throat inside the washroom of the isolation ward. According to sources, the deceased...

102 evacuated from mosques in Delhi, many linked to Tablighi Jamaat test positive

Amid rising number of coronavirus cases, a locality in central Delhi—Chandni Mahal—has reported three coronavirus or COVID-19 deaths in three days and at least 52 positive cases after 102 people were evacuated from 13 mosques earlier this week. The area has been sealed under strict containment measures to control the spread of the virus. Many...