Tablighi Jamaat Event: Strict action against those who fail to reveal their travel history

Those who fail to comply with the same, strict action will be taken against them under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Disaster Management Act and Epidemic Disease Act, @mybmc tweeted.

Tablighi Jamaat Event: Strict action against those who fail to reveal their travel history
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked the Tablighi Jamaat members to come forward and identify themselves in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19. 

The civic body took to its official Twitter handle and stated that all those who attended the Tablighi Markaz hosted at Nizamuddin in New Delhi to reveal their travel history immediately by calling at 1916. 

Those who fail to comply with the same,  strict action will be taken against them under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Disaster Management Act and Epidemic Disease Act, @mybmc tweeted. 

Nearly 9,000 people including some people who came from abroad were gathered on March 13 at Tablighi Jamaat headquarter in Delhi’s Nizamuddin West. However, the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi is being held responsible for spiking the number of COVID-19 cases in India. 

Since many people who attended the event in Delhi have been tested positive for the coronavirus, it is being seen as a prime catalyst of the virus spread across several stated in India. 

Earlier, Mumbai Police also asked Tablighi Jamaat members who attended the programme to approach nearest police station or call on BMC helpline number 1916. This is being done to make an effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus. 

“We request all attendees of Tablighi Markaz at Nizamuddin, New Delhi to report their travel details on @mybmc helpline 1916 and help us in our fight against this pandemic,” Mumbai Police said in a tweet. 

Those failing to cooperate will face strict action under IPC, DM and Epidemic Act, Mumbai Police added. 

Deputy Commissioner of Police Pranay Ashok said that the appeal was for everyone’s health and safety including members of the Tablighi Jamaat.

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