Cong slams Jamaat members for misbehaving with health staff

Published: Apr 3, 2020, 11:43 am IST
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New Delhi: The Congress has slammed the members of Tablighi Jamaat who have been allegedly misbehaving with the frontline warriors of coronavirus. Jamaat members have been put in quarantine after many were found Covid-19 positive in the congregation which they attended at Nizamuddin.

Congress leader Jitin Prasada tweeted: “Shame on these Jamaat members who are further degrading themselves by attacking and misbehaving with the courageous medical professionals who are risking their lives to save them.”

A case for obscene behaviour, non-cooperation and other charges was filed against some inmates of an isolation ward for suspected coronavirus patients at a hospital here, Ghaziabad Police said on Thursday.

The complaint said that some Tablighi followers — who were rounded up and taken by bus to Ghaziabad on Tuesday and Wednesday for a medical check-up after they had been to the Markaz headquarters, said to be the new coronavirus epicentre in the national capital — allegedly spat on police personnel and government officials.

A section of staff in Ghaziabad-based M.M.G. Government Hospital wrote in a complaint to the Chief Medical Superintendent that, “many Jamaat members admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital were misbehaving with the employees and the nursing staff”.

The Jamaat members, many of whom are corona suspects, were seen roaming around in semi-nude condition in front of female nursing staff and singing obscene songs, the complaint said.

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