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Nagpur Police book 8 foreigners who attended Tablighi Jamaat event for violating visa norms


Radhika Dhawad | Apr 8, 2020 18:30

Nagpur Police book 8 foreigners who attended Tablighi Jamaat event…

Nagpur Police booked eight foreigners from Myanmar including four men and four women who recently attended Delhi’s Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin. Cops said that they were on a visit to Nagpur. They also booked two translators from Assam and Tamil Nadu who were accompanying them. Apart from the eight, 11 foreigners who were staying in Chandrapur were also booked. The foreigners, despite being on a tourist visa were staying in a mosque and even preaching.

The foreigners were booked for violating Foreigners Act and the tourist visa norms in Nagpur. As per cops, the eight people had taken shelter at a local mosque in the city. However, they all have been quarantined. Apart from this, offences under Indian Penal Code (IPC) have also been registered against them for breaching the curfew and causing risk to other.

As reported in Times of India, Abdul Bari Patel, secretary of Jamaat’s Nagpur and Chhattisgarh wings said, “Jamaat will be co-operating with the authorities. The purpose of the visit is to understand the Muslim culture in India, for which they stay in mosques, and no activity like propagating religion is carried out.”

Also read: Delhi Police book 2 Tablighi Jamaat members for defecating in front of quarantine centre room