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2,550 Tablighi Jamaat members black-listed by India, banned from entering country for 10 years

The Home Ministry of India has black-listed members of the Tabhlighi Jamaat over violation of visa rules. According to a PTI report on Thursday, a total of 2,550 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members have been blacklisted.

The 2,550 foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter into India for next 10 years, the news report said quoting MHA officials.

As per the report, the members were ‘illegally’ staying in India during the lockdown implemented to combat the Covid-19 spread.

A large congregation organised by the Tablighi Jamaat in the Nizamuddin area of the national capital New Delhi in March had emerged as a major hotspot of Covid-19 in the country.

Some of the participants, who were later tested positive for coronavirus, had travelled to their home states across the length and breadth of the country.

The decision of banning the foreign Tablighi Jamaat members was taken after details of the foreigners found “illegally living in mosques and religious places” emerged from across the states in India.

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