Coronavirus: 960 foreigners linked to Tablighi Jamaat blacklisted, their visas cancelled

“The Home Ministry has blacklisted 960 foreigners and their Indian visas have also been cancelled for their involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities while coming on tourist visas,” the home minister’s office tweeted in Hindi.

Written by April 2, 2020 22:20

New Delhi: The Centre has blacklisted 960 foreigners who were found involved in Tablighi Jamaat activities at Nizamuddin area in the national capital on tourist visas. Their visas have also been cancelled.

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The Home Ministry has directed Delhi Police and Directors General of Police of other concerned states to take necessary legal action against 960 foreigners for violating the provisions of the Foreigners Act, 1946 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

“The Home Ministry has blacklisted 960 foreigners and their Indian visas have also been cancelled for their involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities while coming on tourist visas,” the home minister’s office tweeted in Hindi.

The foreigners along with others were involved in Tablighi Jamaat despite the announcement of 21 day lockdown and social distancing measures in view of COVID-19 who reportedly led to spread of the virus in some people in different parts of the country .

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

At least 9,000 people are under the scanner over possible infection from those attending the religious congregation at the Nizamuddin Markaz last month and after that many of them have travelled to various parts of the country for missionary works.