Ever since India started its fight against Coronavirus, Islamists have been trying to derail India’s fight against Coronavirus- whether it was Shaheen Bagh’s insistence on continuing with the illegal roadblock or the case of a Jahangirpuri anti-CAA protests organiser getting infected, but while all such attempts were blocked, the Islamists had their red-letter day only recently when the Tablighi Jamaat-Nizamuddin Markaz fiasco came out.
With a conference of 8,000 Islamic preachers of different nationalities at the Alami Markaz Banglewali Masjid in South Delhi’s Nizamuddin area and those attending the conference travelling to different parts of the country, the footprints of the Nizamuddin Markaz super spreaders can be traced all across the country from Manipur and Assam in the Northeast to Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Telangana down South to Maharashtra in the West, and Kashmir in the North.
Very sad and alert,In Manipur too one more #COVIDー19 positive case who joined #TablighiJamaat congregation at #NizamuddinMarkaz . Now in Manipur #COVIDー19 positive are two . Some are under quarantine centres for observation. Update 12.33 am /April 2 .
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) April 1, 2020
Meanwhile, the number of cases in India has shot up to more than 2,000 cases, and the credit, of course, goes to the Tablighi Super Spreaders. However, given their extensive chain, it seems that the present numbers are just the tip of the iceberg.
— Padmaja joshi (@PadmajaJoshi) April 1, 2020
32 new cases today in Delhi… of these 29 are from Nizamuddin gathering of #TableeghiJamaat.
— Padmaja joshi (@PadmajaJoshi) April 1, 2020
An even bigger threat though comes from the different parts of India where the authorities- health workers and police officials trying to track down the Tablighi attendees are being spat upon, fired at, mobbed and grossly abused.
— Abhijit Iyer-Mitra (@Iyervval) April 1, 2020
The Tablighi Jamaat members who have been quarantined in Delhi have been misbehaving with the staff that is trying to save their lives. In fact, have been trying to infect the authorities, including doctors and health workers, with the novel Coronavirus by spitting at them. Issuing a statement, CPRO Northern Railway, said, “Occupants were unruly since morning & made unreasonable demand for food items. They misbehaved & abused staff at Quarantine Centre. Also they started spitting all over & on persons working/attending them including doctors. They also started roaming around hostel building.”
Occupants were unruly since morning&made unreasonable demand for food items. They misbehaved&abused staff at Quarantine Centre.Also they started spitting all over&on persons working/attending them incl doctors.They also started roaming around hostel building:CPRO Northern Railway https://t.co/mKLP1UQgJg
— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2020
Meanwhile, an Islamic preacher in Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal can be heard giving peace sermons, and wishing that more viruses hit India killing 50 crore Indians.
Islamic Preacher from Bengal wishes more Virus attacks in India, taking away 50 crore lives. pic.twitter.com/nV3wGCHLAL
— Vivekk Ah' Nun (@oyevivekk) April 1, 2020
Shocking reports have come in from Ahmedabad’s Gomtipur area in Gujarat, the state where Muslim rights where the cops who had gone searching for the Tablighi Jamaat-Nizamuddin Markaz conference attendees were attacked and pelted with stones.
In Bihar’s Madhubani things went a step further as stones got replaced with bullets when a police party proceeded towards a Mosque where a Jamaat had been organised and a large number of people associated with the Tablighi Jamaat were in hiding. Five cops have been injured in the attack, and the SHO and the BDO had to run for their lives as the mobs were trying to kill and not just fend away the police officials.
Bihar: Three people arrested for attacking police in Andharatharhi area in Madhubani yesterday. "Stones were pelted at police when they went to check if any attendee of Delhi's Tablighi Jamaat event was staying at a mosque in Girdarjung village," says Jhanjharpur DSP Amit Sharan. pic.twitter.com/S8vgZ7H01r
— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2020
But the most shocking visuals have come in from Indore where a mob went on a rampage attacking health officials who had arrived to check for Coronavirus suspects and to save their lives.
The mobs again were blood-thirsty and hurling pathetic abuses at health workers, including women health workers. The huge mobs made the health workers run for their lives and at one point you can hear someone asking for “hot water”, which may even be a reference to acid, as the mobs are ready to go to any extent in order to keep the Tablighi attendees untraced.
At 57 sec rioter is asking for hot water, perhaps to throw on medical workers. Pathetic!!! https://t.co/TGVlzO8OPK
— Vikas Pandey (@MODIfiedVikas) April 1, 2020
Indore. Look at the health workers. They are running for their lives. This does not happen in a normal country. pic.twitter.com/4cMdUUMmed
— Shubhangi Tiwari (@shubh19822) April 1, 2020
A woman doctor who had also come under attack from the unruly mob says that she wouldn’t have come it alive had it not been for the police forces who accompanied them for the screening process.
This lady. This health worker who is risking it all for us says the mob wouldn't have left her alive had there been no police forces.
So much for women safety? Mob lynching outrage gang, how can you be such shameless hypocrites to skip this? pic.twitter.com/87M2lbCYKW
— Akshay Narang (@akshaynarang96) April 2, 2020
The social media is full of provocative content aimed at spreading the virus further, with outrageous claims such as the idea of Coronavirus infection being divine justice to wipe out the non-believers.
Has this guy been arrested or not yet ? pic.twitter.com/YPHM6K4bk9
— desi mojito (@desimojito) April 1, 2020
Indian Muslims welcoming #coronavirus to India as they flaunt their supposed invincibility to #CoronaVirus because they say ”Allah is protecting them” while he wipes out ’Kaafirs’ (none-Muslims) pic.twitter.com/dTTSL8OA3b
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) April 1, 2020
Doctors have come under attack in Hyderabad too, where two doctors were attacked by the relatives of Khaleeluddin, a resident of Quthbullapur, after he died of Coronavirus. He had also participated in the Tablighi Jamaat trans-national conference in Nizamuddin earlier this month.
Disgusting. Two Doctors of Gandhi Hospital in Telangana attacked by relatives of a #COVID19 patient who had died. How can you even attempt something so foolish and idiotic? Doctors and Nurses are risking their life throughout India and the world to save us. Shame on these goons. pic.twitter.com/ZoC8In39V4
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) April 1, 2020
Lockdown was also defied in Rajasthan’s Ajmer where more than hundred gathered at a dargah for a “religious event”.
#Breaking | Lockdown defied in Rajasthan, over 100 people gather for a religious event in Ajmer. 6 people have been arrested.
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) April 1, 2020
What the Tablighi Jamaat has done is not only to create a new cluster of Coronavirus in India and manufacture thousands of Super Spreaders across the country, but it has also started using the possibility of infecting the health officials and policemen by spitting at them.
The health officials and police forces face a horrid challenge going ahead. Who would prefer getting spit at for an occupational hazard, and that too when those spitting are all possible Coronavirus patients?
Every single act by Tablighi Jamaat in this entire chain from organising the trans-national conference to not vacating the Markaz to travelling across the different corners of the country and now attacking health and police officials is a crime against humanity and the nation.