Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh): The Dargah Aala Hazrat Trust has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers for Home and External Affairs and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, demanding immediate ban on Tablighi Jamaat for continuing with its Markaz congregation at Nizamuddin in the national capital despite a lockdown. It has also demanded legal action against the Markaz organizers.
The Bareilly Sharif Dargah or Dargah-e-Aala Hazrat is a Dargah or monument of Ahmed Raza Khan located in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. Ahmad Raza Khan was a 19th-century ‘Ahle Sunnat’, who is known for his staunch opposition to Wahhabis in India.
Aala Hazrat Trust president Mohtashim Raza Khan said: “The irresponsible organizers of the Tablighi Jamaat held their conference with neither security nor healthcare professionals, even as WHO declared the novel coronavirus as a pandemic. They have critically endangered our country and people. Many of the attendees were unwell, but did not inform the government. We condemn their irresponsible behaviour and demand that the central government should ban the organization and take strict action against its organizers. They have broken a fundamental rule of Islam, which says we are responsible for every single life in this universe.”