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Tablighi Jamaat responsible for spurt of cases, says RSS

However, RSS also said that the Muslim community is helping the government trace contacts of Tablighi Jamaat members, which should be appreciated.

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Updated: April 7, 2020 12:24:35 am
Tablighi Jamaat, Tablighi Jamaat event, Tablighi Jamaat Nizamuddin, Tablighi Jamaat Nizamuddin event, Tablighi Jamaat coronavirus, India news, Indian Express The state has also identified 713 people who visited Nizamuddin Markaz, or arrived in Uttarakhand from other states for Tablighi Jamaat programmes from January 1 till date, and the police in each district has launched an exercise for their verification.

The RSS on Monday blamed the Tablighi Jamaat for a spurt in COVID-19 cases in the country, accusing the group of “hiding” their infection and misbehaving with healthcare personnel.

However, it also said that the Muslim community is helping the government trace contacts of Tablighi Jamaat members, which should be appreciated.

RSS joint general secretary Manmohan Vaidy made the statements while addressing a press conference on efforts made by his organisation to help people during the lockdown.

A statement released by RSS quoted Vaidy as saying, “To not call off your congregation is one thing, but to hide, to hide others and to misbehave with nurses and those engaged in COVID containment efforts shows their depraved mentality… it is fact that the number COVID-19 infections have surged because of them… they have got exposed within their own community.”

Stating that the responsibility of fighting the coronavirus was not that of the government alone, Vaidy said people had to cooperate and contribute.

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