Americans, British Among 960 Tablighi Foreigners Blacklisted: MHA India

, Americans, British Among 960 Tablighi Foreigners Blacklisted: MHA India

The foreign Jamaat members, who are currently in different parts of the country, some of whom have tested positive for COVID-19. These members who were among the 960 foreign Tablighi Jamaat activists were blacklisted and their tourist visas canceled by the Union Home Ministry, officials said on Friday, include:

  • 4 Americans
  • 9 British
  • 6 Chinese
  • 379 Indonesians
  • 110 Bangladeshi
  • 63 Myanmarese
  • 33 Sri Lankan
  • 77 Kyrgyzstan
  • 75 Malaysian
  • 65 Thai
  • 12 Vietnamese
  • 9 Saudi
  • 3 French

Action against the foreign Tablighi Jamaat members was taken after over 2,300 activists, including 250 foreigners of the Islamic organization, 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 centers across the country.

At least 9,000 people had participated at a congregation at the Nizamuddin Markaz last month after which many have traveled 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.

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