Covid-19: Foreigners Violated Visa Rules To Attend Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat Event Linked To 10 Deaths, 300 CasesUnmid

Foreigners who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin held earlier this month violated visa rules - Home Ministry has found during its investigation, ANI has reported.

The foreigners are said to have flouted the visa rules which prevent them from preaching religious ideologies, making speeches in religious places and distribution religious literature. The foreign nationals may be banned from the country for these violations.

As widely reported, the Islamic congregation has emerged as a large infection vector in the country and has been linked to 10 suspected Covid-19 deaths and 300 infections in the country so far.

Health authorities now suspect that the Aalami Mashwara, an Islamic event staged by Tablighi Jamaat, could have been the focal point for the pandemic to spread to other parts of the country. Participants at the congregation came in contact with Malaysian and Indonesian preachers.

1,500 members of the group are still inside the mosque of which nearly 300 were found to have been suffering fever, cough and breathing difficulty.

Many of them have been rushed to various public hospitals in Delhi for isolation even as the area has been put under a complete lockdown with police, health and municipal authorities trying to detect and limit the spread.

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