MCD clarifies on Markaz issue

DIMAPUR, APR 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/5/2020 12:20:45 PM IST

Muslim Council Dimapur (MCD) has clarified that, as per Tablighi Jammat (Preaching Group), only one person from Nagaland went to Markaz at Nizamuddin in Delhi to attend the congregation of March 7 and 8 and returned to Dimapur on March 12. 

And upon receiving the information, the council claimed in a statement that it had immediately traced him out and handed him over to medical authorities, adding that later his family too was put under quarantine and all had tested negative for COVID-19.

In a statement, MCD working president A. Rahman said two more persons from New Market who actually went to Delhi’s Nizamuddin for business purposes were also identified and handed over to the authorities, besides being put under quarantine at the facilities in Dimapur. The duo too tested negative for COVID-19, it claimed.

Clarifying to a letter circulated on social media and signed by Old Showuba Village Council, Dimapur chairman Keron Janger on Sunday that had a list of 10 people returning from a religious gathering in Guwahati on March 20, the council claimed that all of them had been put in home quarantine.

According to the council, this group had been in Tabliq Jammat at Narangi in Guwahati since February 10 and, on competition of 40 days, returned on March 21. The members in the group were also checked at Dimapur railway station and had gone to their respective villages, it added. 

This group was in Guwahati for the entire 40 days period before their arrival on March 21, the statement specified. 

Admitting that due to the Tablighi/Nizamuddin issue there was a growing concern among the citizens in Dimapur, including the Muslim community, MCD, however, said if everyone acted as responsible citizens, then at least the panic could be curbed, besides prevent developing hatred against any particular community. 

The council appealed to Tablighi Jammat members of Nagaland to kindly and voluntarily do the needful if anyone of them had attended Nizamuddin or any other religious congregations in the last one month.



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