Adityanath government to keep Tablighi Jamaat members who test positive in temporary jails
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath on Tuesday directed officials to house the arrested members of the Muslim religious sect who had gathered in Nizamuddin in March amid the coronavirus pandemic in temporary jails if they are suspected of being carriers of the virus, PTI reported.
The Tablighi Jamaat event, held around the time India was beginning to enforce social distancing, has since emerged as a hotspot.
“In view of the arrests of Tablighi Jamaat members and others for security reasons amid the coronavirus-led lockdown, the chief minister has instructed to keep them in temporary jail and not in regular ones,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said in a statement. “As many as 23 temporary jails have been set up in the state, and testing of inmates is being done.”