Self-isolating, my Markaz is locked: Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad responds to police summons


This response from Maulana Saad comes a day after the DP Crime Branch furnished a list of 26 questions to the Tablighi Jamaat chief inquiring about the Markaz.

Tablighi Jamaat congregation attendees being escorted to health facilities in Agartala

Tablighi Jamaat congregation attendees being escorted to health facilities in Agartala (Photo Credits: PTI)

The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Friday furnished a list of 26 questions to Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad inquiring about the Markaz, its members, events, financial statements among other details. Responding to the summons by the Delhi Police Crime Branch, Maulana Saad of the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz wrote a letter. In the letter, the head of the Tablighi Jamaat said that his Markaz is locked and he is currently observing self-quarantine.

The Islamic organisation landed in the spotlight after a number of its members who attended a congregation held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area in March of this year, tested positive for the novel coronavirus in various states across the country.

In some states such as Rajasthan, officials have claimed that that members of this congregation accounted for most of the newly confirmed cases of infection in the past few days. Reports have even added that 56 per cent of the new coronavirus cases reported in India over the past 72 hours can be traced back to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation which was attended by devotees not just from across India but even foreign countries.

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