33 Sri Lankans among blacklisted foreign Tablighi Jamaat members in India

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Therty-three Sri Lankans, four Americans, nine British and six Chinese nationals were among the 960 foreign Tablighi Jamaat activists who were blacklisted and their tourist visas cancelled by the Indian Union Home Ministry, officials said on Friday, the PTI reported.

The foreign Jamaat members, who are currently in different parts of the country, some of whom have tested positive for COVID-19, also include 379 Indonesians, 110 Bangladeshi, 63 Myanmarese and 33 Sri Lankan citizens.

As many as 77 Kyrgyzstan, 75 Malaysian, 65 Thai, 12 Vietnamese, 9 Saudi and three French nationals were also among those Tablighi Jamaat activists who were blacklisted and their visas cancelled, a government official said.

Action against the foreign Tablighi Jamaat members were taken after over 2,300 activists, including 250 foreigners of the Islamic organisation were found to be living at its headquarters located at Delhi's Nizamuddin despite the 21-day lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus.

More than 300 of these Tablighi Jamaat activists have tested positive for COVID-19 while others have been put in different quarantine centres.

At least 9,000 people had participated at a congregation at the Nizamuddin Markaz last month after which many have travelled to various parts of the country for missionary works.

So far, around 400 COVID-19 positive cases and about 12 deaths in the country were found to have links with the Nizamuddin Markaz.

  Comments - 12

  • Kuliya Friday, 03 April 2020 10:59 PM

    Hopefully at least now these idiots of this b.s. religion will learn that their God is an illusion and doesn't give a hoot about them or anyone else.

    ChanakaJ Saturday, 04 April 2020 05:39 AM

    Do what the British did to their ISIS fighters, and don't allow them back into Sri Lanka!

    Muhammed Alawi Saturday, 04 April 2020 07:13 AM

    Hi to Reporter May I know the Authenticity of These report have you copied from another media organisation ?

    Rajeev Sukumaran Saturday, 04 April 2020 08:26 AM

    Pls do a fact check if u need authenticity

    Lankan Saturday, 04 April 2020 09:19 AM

    Don't get confused them with the Jihadis. They are not the same. These groups go around in delivering Gods message. Nizamuddin Markaz is not a place breeding terrorism if so Indian Government will take action. The blocking is only due to the spread of Covid-19

    Ali Baba Saturday, 04 April 2020 09:47 AM

    I hope Indian government will make them all facilities to meet their ultimate goal which to meet Allah

    Shanaka jayasekaran Saturday, 04 April 2020 09:54 AM

    If thief god will cure them, he will. Put them all in a big room and lock them and let them be so he can heal them. Wink wink

    mohamedrafeekulla Saturday, 04 April 2020 10:26 AM

    Virus has thought rule of equality not segregation imposing seperation will citizent law

    Yosuf Saturday, 04 April 2020 10:47 AM

    These guys are ignorant, irresponsible and fools. We still have these idiots in our society.Sad

    Karu Saturday, 04 April 2020 11:13 AM

    TJ congregation in Delhi happens to be the epicenter of Corona in India. Four people eating in one plate and unwashed for seven batches has been the living out there.

    Mohamed Ifaz Saturday, 04 April 2020 11:51 AM

    @ Kuliya, a swallow doesn't make a summer. You people can only bark. Do you know that Islam is the only religion acknowledged by the almighty God, do you ever know that Islam is the only religion with sense

    Sammy Saturday, 04 April 2020 12:22 PM

    These people have been the main contributors to the sudden spike in Covid 19 cases in the past two days in India. Some bigoted people do not want accept the truth and question the authenticity of reports when it is very clear.

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