National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval intervened and convinced the Maulana Saad of Tablighi Jamaat, after the request of Delhi Police to vacate the Banglewali Masjid, located at Nizamuddin in Delhi, was rejected by Jamaat leadership.
As per Ministry of Home Affairs officials, NSA Ajit Doval visited Tablighi Markaz to meet Maulana at 2:00 am of 28-29 March night, after Home Minister Amit Shah asked him to get the job done.
NSA Doval convinced the Jamaat leadership to vacate the building for COVID-19 test of the attendees of the religious congregation who were present inside the masjid and to quarantine them to prevent the spread of virus.
There were 216 foreign nationals in the Tablighi Markaz building in Delhi and some 800 more are present in the different parts of country. Government is taking the steps to blacklist these foreign nationals on the ground of violation of visa norms, as almost all of them came on visitor’s visa instead of missionary visa.
As per government data, Approx 1800 people related to Tabligh Jamaat have been shifted to 9 hospitals/ quarantined centers across Delhi.
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NSA Ajit Doval has very close connections with leaders of various Muslim movements at national and international level that may have been helpful in framing the national security strategy.
Total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in India are more than 1600 and have crossed the figure of 850,000 worldwide. US is the most affected country by COVID-19, with more than 180,000 confirmed cases and 3500 fatalities.