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The history of the Tablighi Jamaat and its place in the Islamic world

A Sunni Islamic missionary movement, the Tablighi Jamaat is nearly one hundred years old

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Coronavirus | Nizamuddin | Lockdown

Sarah Farooqui 



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People who showed coronavirus symptoms being taken to various hospitals from Nizamuddin area in New Delhi | Photo: Dalip Kumar

The world has been gripped by the (Covid-19) pandemic with more than a million people having been infected so far. More than 53,000 have died around the world while more than 2,12,000 have recovered. In India, the total number of cases exceeds 2,000 now. The number has doubled in very quick time and the biggest Covid-19 hotspot in the country has been the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz in Nizamuddin, New Delhi where a congregation of thousands of people took place between 1-15 March.

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First Published: Fri, April 03 2020. 11:29 IST

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