New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern over the involvement of thousands of farmers in the farmers’ movement. The Supreme Court asked the Center whether the Covid Protocol was being followed in the peasant movement. CJI SA Bobde said, “We do not know if farmers are protected from coronavirus?”
He said that if the rules are not followed, then conditions like Tablighi Jamaat can arise again. He asked the Center to ensure that the Covid-19 protocol is followed in the farmer movement. A three-judge bench asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, “Have you learned anything from your experience of the Jamaat incident?” The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Center and demanded a reply from the Center within two weeks.
Mehta, appearing for the Center, told the bench that investigations into the Jamaat mob are still on. He said that the Covid-19 guidelines regarding large gatherings were implemented and two weeks’ time was sought for filing the reply.
In the petition filed in the court, the question has been raised, how the Nizamuddin Markaz had a large number of people from all over India and abroad during the lockdown in the country due to Covid-19. The petitioner accused the Center and the Delhi government of inaction from Coronavirus for adopting a careless attitude in protecting people’s lives. The petition calls for a CBI inquiry on aspects of the Tablighi Jamaat Conference.
A Delhi court last month acquitted 36 foreign nationals of charges of violating the Covid-19 protocol by involving them in the Jamaat incident, saying the prosecution failed to prove that the charges against them. In August, the Bombay High Court faced similar charges against 29 foreigners and five Indians. The court said, a political government tries to find a scapegoat when an epidemic or disaster strikes, and circumstances show that these foreigners were chosen to be the scapegoats. The contents of the current case reveal That propaganda against so-called religious activity was inappropriate.
The Jamaat made headlines in March when officials blamed the gathering at its headquarters in the Nizamuddin area of New Delhi for jumping into the Covid-19 transition. The headquarters were sealed and thousands of participants from countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the US were released. The police initially filed a case against Saad for violating the ban at large gatherings. He was later booked for homicide, with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
The Jamaat, which has followers in more than 80 countries, has trapped many visitors at its headquarters as the government announced a lockout to investigate the outbreak of the epidemic. The center blacklisted around 1,500 foreign Tablighi members for violating their visa norms and several cases were filed against them across the country.