Prime News, National (New Delhi), June 4:- In a major decision, the Union Home Ministry on Thursday blacklisted more than 960 foreign members of Tablighi Jamaat from travelling to India for ten years. According to the sources, the Home Ministry took the action against the foreign nationals for their alleged involvement in the activities of Tablighi Jamaat, which is headed by Maulana Saad.
Sources claimed that the number of those foreign nationals backlisted by the Union Home Ministry can go up to 2000.
It may be noted that Maulana Saad, his sons and several Tablighi Jamaat members are under scanner for defying the government order on lockdown and organising a religious congregation at the outfit’s Delhi headquarters – Nizamuddin Markaz – in March this year.
The religious event organised by Maulana Saad’s outfit was held responsible for the spread of coronavirus cases in Delhi. The Home Ministry had last month blacklisted and cancelled visas of at least 960 foreign Tablighi Jamaat activists for attending the Markaz event defying the government’s lockdown order.
Four Americans, nine Britishers and six Chinese nationals were among those who were blacklisted by the MHA.
Action against the foreign Tablighi Jamaat members was taken after over 2,300 activists, including 250 foreigners of the Islamic organisation, were found to be living at its headquarters located at Delhi’s Nizamuddin despite the 21-day lockdown imposed to check the spread of coronavirus. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).