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Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi HC allows shifting of 65 foreigners to alternate accommodation

Members of Tabhlighi Jamaat who are quarantined inside a quarantine centre in Sultanpuri, during a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi on April 29, 2020.

Members of Tabhlighi Jamaat who are quarantined inside a quarantine centre in Sultanpuri, during a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi on April 29, 2020.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Earlier, the court had directed that 955 foreign nationals, who had participated in the religious event be shifted from institutional quarantine centres

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday permitted the shifting of 65 foreign nationals, who had participated in the religious congregation at Tablighi Jamaat centre in Nizamuddin here, to an alternative accommodation.

The court passed the order after the counsel for Centre, Delhi government and Delhi Police gave the statements that they do not have any objection to shifting of the 65 foreign nationals from the existing accommodation to another as they were facing certain issues, including unhygienic condition.

Earlier, the court had directed that 955 foreign nationals, who had participated in the religious event be shifted from institutional quarantine centres, where they were kept since March 30 despite testing negative for COVID-19 to nine alternative accommodations.

Delhi Police had also told the High Court that 47 chargesheets have been filed in respect of 910 foreign nationals belonging to 35 countries.

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