The Muslim Council Dimapur on Monday claimed that only one person from Nagaland went to attend the last month’s religious congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi.
Quoting the Tablighi Jammat, the council, in a release issued by its working president A. Rahman, said that person attended the congregation of March 7 and 8 and returned to Dimapur on March 12.
It claimed that it had immediately traced the person out upon receiving the information and handed him over to the medical authorities. Later his family too was put under quarantine and all had tested negative for Covid-19.
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.
The council said two more persons from New Market here who actually went to Nizamuddin for business purposes were also identified and handed over to the authorities.
They are presently under quarantine at the facilities in Dimapur and tested negative for the virus, it added.
On the letter signed by the chairman of Old Showuba Village Council, Dimapur, Keron Janger, which contained 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.
The letter was circulated on social media on Sunday.
The council said this group of people had been in Tabliq Jammat at Narengi in Guwahati since February 10. On competition of 40 days, they returned to Dimapur on March 21.
The members in the group were also checked at Dimapur railway station and had gone to their respective villages, it added.
It said that there is a growing concern among the citizens in Dimapur, including the Muslim community, due to the Tablighi/Nizamuddin issue.
It said if everyone had acted as responsible citizens, then at least the panic could be curbed besides preventing emergence of hatred against any particular community.
Naga Council: The Naga Council Dimapur appealed to the public to comply with the directives being issued by the state government and the district administration from time to time.
Council general secretary Thsapongkyu Sangtam, in a release, on Monday urged the public to buy essential items only from their respective colonies or village shops and to maintain social distance while shopping.
Appreciating the hard work and sacrifices by medical fraternity and policemen, the council expressed pain over the April 3 assault of a doctor here by police personnel.
It hoped and prayed that such incidents will not recur particularly between medical and police personnel who are virtually running the country during such a crisis.