Zafarul Khan, the head of Delhi Minorities Commission had written to the center regarding not mentioning, the Markaz in its daily bulletins regarding coronavirus cases. This kind of bulletin may lead to islamophobia, and probe attacks towards Muslims. The bulletin updates daily with the number of new coronavirus cases including evacuated Tablighi jamaat who were stuck in lockdown.
The Wednesday bulletin updated the number of fresh coronavirus cases in Delhi which were 669 of which 426 were from the Markaz.
State and center governments have organized a “big-operation” to identify Tabligh Jamat. Over 25,500 members of Tabligh and people who were in their contacts are quarantined inside the country. Minimum 9,000 people took part in the religious gathering in Nizamuddin, after that many of them visited different parts of the country.
Khan stated these updated bulletins exclusively highlighting the Markaz infected cases as thoughtless and provoking to other sectors against Muslims.
‘Social boycott calls have been made’
Further in the letter, Khan added that in various areas Muslims were being attacked. A boy of “northwest Delhi” was “lynched”, and calls have been made of “social boycotting” the Muslim sector. Khan, in his letter, mentioned the awareness of “WHO” whose emergency program director, Mike Ryan has stated to not to relate the COVID-19 cases with any form of “religious” or any other criteria.
People who are getting affected by this disease are not responsible for the cause, no matter how many preventive measures are being taken, it is not the fault of people who are getting this disease, as said by the union health ministry. Advisory of Union health minister has also added, not to expose the names of people affected by COVID-19 and people who are in quarantine, to any of the social media platforms.
The Government of Delhi has made the face-mask to be worn as mandatory in the city. Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM, has announced on Wednesday that 20 hotspots have been marked in Delhi in-order to fight against the coronavirus.