DIMAPUR, April 6 - The Muslim Council of Dimapur today claimed that only one person from Nagaland had attended last month�s religious congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi.
Quoting the Tablighi Jamaat, the Council in a release issued by its working president A Rahman said that the person attended the congregation on March 7 and 8 and returned to Dimapur on March 12.
It claimed that they had immediately traced the person on 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 the Tablighi Jamaat members of Nagaland to voluntarily follow the official protocol in case anyone among them attended the Nizamuddin congregation.
The Council stated that two more persons from New Market here who too went to Nizamuddin for business purpose were also identified and handed over to the authorities. They are presently under quarantine at facilities in Dimapur and tested negative for the virus, it added.
A letter signed by the chairman of Old Showuba Village Council of Dimapur, Keron Janger, contained a list of 10 people who returned from a religious gathering in Guwahati on March 20. The Council claimed that all of them had been put under home quarantine. The letter was circulated on social media on Sunday
The Council claimed that this group of people had been to the Tablighi Jamaat at Narengi in Guwahati since February 10. On competition of 40 days, they returned to Dimapur on March 21. The members of the group underwent health check-up at Dimapur Railway Station and then left for their respective villages, it added.
It expressed concern that there is growing concern among the citizens of Dimapur, including the Muslim community, due to the Tablighi congregation at Nizamuddin. Had everyone acted like responsible citizens, the present state of panic could have been avoided, it felt.
In the meantime, the Naga Council of Dimapur appealed to the public to comply with the directives 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 sacrifice by the medical fraternity and policemen, the Council expressed pain over the April 3 assault on a doctor here by police personnel. It hoped such incidents will not recur.