Bengaluru: An FIR has been registered against maulana Saad Kandhalvi, head of a faction of Tablighi Jamaat, and other members of the organisation for violating government directions by holding a religious meet, as reported by Times of India. 

The website also added that crime branch, which is investigating the case, is also analysing an audio clip in which Saad is allegedly heard asking people not to fear novel coronavirus, calling it a conspiracy against Islam.

Earlier news reports emerged that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had gone to the event and convinced Saad not to continue with the event. And reports added that the ones who had assembled there honoured the suggestions of the NSA and called it off. 

More on Nizamuddin event: 

It was on March 13 that around 3400 assembled at Nizamuddin Markaz as part of the religious event.

And on March 16, the CM of Delhi announced that there would be no gatherings of more than 50 people. Yet, there was no respect for his words. The event continued.

Four days later, 10 Indonesians who had attended the event test positive in Telangana.

On March 22, the much important event, Janata curfew took place. No gatherings were allowed.

A day later, around 1500 vacated the event.

On March 25, there were around 1000 people still in attendance.

A day later, an Indian preacher dies in Srinagar. This preacher was a part of the event.

On March 30, there were reports that six of those who attended the event died in Telangana.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has ordered an FIR be filed against the Maulana for holding an event of this magnitude despite the orders.

What makes anyone’s blood boil is how such congregations take place despite being fully aware that it is an invitation for the virus to spread.

It would be anyone’s guess that social distancing would have been compromised there and the health requirements not honoured.