While the Yogi Adityanath government has issued an order to quarantine all those who visited the Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi during the peak of coronavirus contagion, 1-15 March, to attend the Tablighi Jamaat, police are on a lookout also for foreign visitors.
A total of 168 people from Uttar Pradesh had joined this jamaat (assembly), out of which the police have identified 157 so far. They have been living in 19 different districts of the state.
The Yogi government has ordered via DGP headquarters the superintendents of police of these districts to contact every suspect and send them for quarantine and coronavirus test. In this state government list, the names, phone numbers and residents of the markaz (centre) visitors are as follows.
In Uttar Pradesh, of the total 168 people in the list, 157 people have been identified as residents of Lucknow, Barabanki, Bahraich, Gonda, Balrampur, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj, Bhadohi, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Bijnor, Agra, Varanasi, Hapur, Mathura, Shamli and Sitapur.
Muzaffarnagar has the highest number of 28 people who went to the markaz. There were 20 people from Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh Police has issued an alert in western Uttar Pradesh after the death of six people gathered in a Jamaat in Nizamuddin area of Delhi in Telangana. Superintendents of police in the districts of western UP have been asked to identify the people of their area involved in Nizamuddin Jamaat and get their medical examination done.
SP (Law and Order) Abhay Shankar has issued the alert to the superintendents of police of Ghaziabad, Meerut, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Hapur, Bijnor, Baghpat, Varanasi, Bhadohi, Mathura, Agra, Sitapur, Barabanki, Prayagraj, Bahraich, Gonda and Balrampur. The list above is attached in the letter of the SP (Law and Order).
According to the orders of the Yogi government, all the above individuals should be screened for coronavirus.
If they are found infected, they have to be immediately admitted to a hospital.
In this regard, the DGP headquarters had sought a report from all the superintendents of police till 3 PM of 31 March (yesterday).
Meanwhile, police and other authorities in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are finding it extremely difficult to convince the clerics of the Islamic community that social distancing is the need of the hour.
In one of the videos (the first one above) that Sirf News has received, the conversation makes it evident that Muslims are behaving like a renegade community.
Nearly 2,000 people had joined the markaz of the Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi, from where coronavirus infection has spread across the country.
Of the people who had visited the markaz, 24 from Delhi have tested coronavirus-positive. Of them, six had tested positive on Sunday while 18 cases were reported on Monday.
More than 100 foreigners were at the markaz from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, England and China.
They spread out to different parts of the country thereafter. Both their acts — participating in a religious function during the lockdown and then visiting places that had not been undeclared at the time of visa application — are violations of the visa rule applicable these days.
The union government is going to prosecute them under the relevant laws.
The Telangana Chief Minister’s Office said today that many from the state went to Delhi’s Nizamuddin area on 13 and 15 March to join the markaz. Six of these people have died. The CMO said that the six people who died had all tested coronavirus-positive.