New Delhi, Apr 2 : The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday blacklisted 960 foreigners, present in India on tourist visas, for their involvement in Tablighi Jamaat activities.
MHA also directed DGPs of all concerned States/UTs and Delhi Police Commissioner to take necessary legal action against all such violators, on priority, under relevant sections of the Foreigners Act, 1946 and Disaster Management Act, 2005. Thousands of people from across the country, as well as from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia, attended a religious gathering at Markaz Nizamuddin in Delhi last month for a number of days.
As the country went into lockdown on March 24, a large number of them were stuck on the premises. Scores of people who attended the gathering were tested positive for the virus while several succumbed to the fatal disease. The outcome, not only created a panic within the country rather hindered the containment efforts as many attendees, who could be affected, have reached their hometowns. UNI