40 people booked for defying lockdown by offering namaz at Mosque in MP

40 people booked for defying lockdown by offering namaz at Mosque in MP

NEW DELHI: 40 people have been booked by police for defying lockdown rules by offering namaz at a mosque in MP.

PM Modi in a previous meeting had urged religious leaders to make sure that people within their specific communities follow lockdown orders.

Some have come up with awareness campaign to follow the lockdown but some cases of violation have also been reported.

Just recently, locals defied lockdown to attend funeral of militant killed in Sopore encounter in North Kashmir. Sopore police have lodged FIR against unknown persons who attended the funeral of JeM militant Sajad Nawab Dar.

Sajad Nawab Dar’s family had given in writing that on receiving that body they would stick to social distancing, but that was clearly not the case.

Some 400 people attended the funeral despite government asking people to stay indoors as number of coronavirus cases are rising the region.

Jammu and Kashmir has reported 144 cases of coronavirus, out of which 134 are active cases.

India is on a 21 day nationwide total shutdown that ends on April 14. The unusual move was taken to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The number of coronavirus infections in the country escalated post the Markaz episode in Delhi.

Nizamuddin has now emerged as a hotspot for COVID-19 in India. Despite warnings from the government which had banned mass gatherings, authorities at Nizamuddin had gone ahead with the margaz where more than 2000 people from the country as well as all around the world had participated.

A lot of people who went back after attending the religious gathering had tested positive for coronavirus. Some deaths have also occurred.

It was on March 13 when 3400 people had arrived there for Tablighi Jamaat. This was when the Delhi CM had warned against mass gatherings of more than 200 people.

A few days later, the CM of Delhi out an upper limit of 50 for mass gathering but people at the gathering did not pay heed.

A few days later 10 people who were Indonesians tested positive for coronavirus at Telangana.

Then on March 22 Janata curfew was announced.

Next day 1500 left Nizamuddin.

And then the nation was out under 3 weeks lockdown which is why, Nizamuddin authorities say that people could not leave or vacate.

Questions have also been raised on the role of Delhi Police and what they were doing when such a gathering was underway at the heart of the city.

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