The news about members of the Tablighi Jamaat keeps getting worse and worse.
The Delhi Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against unidentified persons on the basis of a complaint that some Tablighi Jamaat members, who are currently quarantined in Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) flats in Dwarka, allegedly threw a urine-filled bottle at sanitation staff, Times Now reports.
Police are currently probing the matter.
Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported that two bottles filled with urine were found in the premises of the quarantine facility, which falls under the Dwarka North Police Station area. The FIR was filed under Section 269 and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The complaint, registered by civil defence personnel of DUSIB, stated: “The intention behind the indecent activity of throwing of bottles filled with urine may be to spread coronavirus among other people.”
This is only the latest in a series of incidents in which members of the Tablighi Jamaat have been not only obstructed the work of health officials, but also behaving in a way that could actively spread the infection. 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. Just yeterday, an FIR had been filed against Jamaat members for defecating in the corridors of these isolation wards, and in UP, a Covid positive Jamaat attendee had tried to escape from hospital and had been arrested three kms away.
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.