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Islamists attack & abuse health workers screening for COVID19 in Tamil Nadu and Telangana

The entire country is under lockdown to deal with the threat of coronavirus. However, one special community which has always used its minority status to put itself above the law and the country continues to endanger the lives of every citizen. European nations have paid a heavy price for not heeding to the lockdown advice issued by their governments as a result of which Italy, France and others have seen not just a rapid rise in the rise of corona affected patients but also a spike in the number of deaths. To prevent this situation, PM Modi led central government has placed the country under lockdown till the 14th of April. Several Islamists, however, refused to cooperate and have been giving health officials a tough time. Most of these people are those who have attended the Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) conference held in Delhi in mid March.

In what can only be termed as a nightmare for state authorities, Tamil Nadu (TN) is staring at tragedy waiting to unfold having to trace out the 1500 odd people who attended the TJ conference in Delhi in mid March. Besides this, foreign Islamic preachers who had also attended the conference have been visiting various mosques and Muslim families in different parts of the state. The state witnessed the biggest rise in cases with 57 people testing positive on Tuesday taking the total tally up to 124. The state now stands third in the number of cases after Maharashtra and Kerala with health officials facing the uphill task of having to trace out at least 819 people.

State health secretary Beela Rajesh has issued a statement saying 300 of those who attended the conference couldn’t be traced and requested people to come forward voluntarily. As per reports  the Centre and Tamil Nadu (TN), Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Assam state governments have now set out to prepare a national grid and trace the footprints of those out of 2500 TJ members who attended the TJ congregation in Delhi and left for their homes subsequently.

While the government is putting its best foot forward to deal with this pandemic that has brought even developed countries to their knees, many in Muslim society consumed by hatred for Hindus, Modi and BJP are refusing to cooperate thereby risking the lives of others as well.

In the above video, a person from TN who had attended the TJ conference refused to cooperate with health officials who requested him to get tested for corona. The man ticked off the officials and asked them to get PM Modi and CM Edapadi Pazhanisami and his deputy O Paneerselvam tested first. He arrogantly states that he can give in writing that the PM has corona as he has travelled to more than 150 countries. The language and tone clearly points out that this is contemptuous arrogance and not ignorance. Shouldn’t such arrogance be punished? It is people like these who are putting the life of several innocent people on the line.

A similar video has emerged from the state of Telangana where health workers who had visited a Muslim locality to identify people who showed symptoms of the virus were not just driven away but abused as well. Explaining the ordeal, a health worker stated that they were chased away by the residents who refused to cooperate and provide the required information. The lady stated that very indecent language was used and they were lucky not to have been beaten up. The worker requested police protection if they were to visit the area again.

The arrogance of a few threatens to derail the entire efforts put in by government and health care officials to stop Bharat going the Europe way.

(Featured Image Source: Hindustan Times)

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