Tablighi Jamaat: 8 Malaysian attendees held at IGI airport before boarding; Indonesian attendees booked by UP Police

Eight Malaysian citizens were captured from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport today while they were trying to escape from the eyes of police. According to sources, they were part of the Tablighi Jamaat Centre at Nizamuddin, the hotspot for the spread of coronavirus.

They were caught by the immigration department at the airport. Special flights despite lockdown is operational by some nations to evacuate their nationals held up in the country. According to reports, these eight Malaysian nationals were hiding at different places in Delhi and intended to take a Malindo Air relief flight.

“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,” Union home minister Amit Shah’s office tweeted in Hindi earlier this week.

Meanwhile, the Ghaziabad Police on Sunday informed that about 10 Indonesians, including five women have been booked under various section of the Indian Penal Code, sections of Epidemic Disease Act, and Foreigners Act after they attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin, Delhi.

They are all placed under quarantine. At present, the number of active coronavirus cases in India are 3030, while 77 people succumbed to death.