Tablighi Jamaat members were earlier spitting in hospital corridors — they now seem to have stepped up their game.
An FIR has been registered against two Jamaat attendees, Mohammad Fahad and Adnan Zahir, for defecating in the quarantine camp at Narela. As per an Amar Ujala report, the duo, aged 25 and 18 respectively, also misbehaved with the hospital staff following the incident. An FIR has now been filed against them by the authorities.
“Today during routine sanitation cleaning, hospital staff has reported that some passengers “passed latrine” in front of room 212,” the FIR says. Room 212 was occupied by Nizamuddin attendees Mohd Fahad and Adnan Zahir, who the FIR says are the suspects behind the incident. “(These people) are not following the instructions of the health department/government and are helping the spread of the novel coronavirus. (They are) putting the life of people at risk and jeopardizing the entire containment measure,” the FIR adds.
This incident is only the latest in a series of reports of misbehaviour by Jamaat attendees in quarantine. When attendees were being evacuated from the Markaz, a doctor had said on video that they were spitting out of the buses being used to transport them. The next day, railways authorities had said that Jamaat attendees were spitting directly on doctors while being transported. Most shockingly, a Ghaziabad hospital had complained that Jamaat attendees were roaming the wards nude, and harassing female nurses. At this point, the Yogi government had stepped in, and declared that female doctors and nurses would no longer attend to Jamaat patients, and people who’d misbehaved would have the NSA slapped against them. Even after the announcement, assorted reports of misbehaviour had continued streaming in, including reports of Jamaat attendees breaking quarantine rules to offer Namaaz, and also arguing with doctors. But with Jamaat attendees having now defecated in a hospital corridor — which could be a serious health hazard, and help the spread of the coronavirus — it appears that the pattern of misbehaviour is only getting worse.