Over 2k foreign Tablighi Jamaat members banned from entering India for 10 yrs

Over 2k foreign Tablighi Jamaat members banned from entering India for 10 yrs

A total of 2,550 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members have been blacklisted and will not be allowed to enter into India for next 10 years, reported news agency PTI quoting ministry of home affairs officials on Thursday.

A large congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in the Nizamuddin area of the national capital New Delhi in March had emerged as a major hotspot of Covid-19 in the country.

Some of the participants, who were later tested positive for coronavirus, had travelled to their home states across the length and breadth of the country. More than 900 foreign nationals who are accused in the case belong to 34 different countries and charge sheets are being prepared country-wise, under sections of the Foreigners Act, Epidemic Diseases Act, Disaster Management Act and relevant sections of the IPC.