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Refrain from religious profiling of COVID-19 cases: WHO in context of Tabligh to India

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    Govt of Indian gives statewise distribution of Islamic sect cases; That isn't helpful, says World Health Org



    Last Updated: Tuesday 07 April 2020 [​IMG]
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    Countries should not profile novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in terms of religion or any other criteria, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended in a press conference on April 6, 2020. A congregation of Islamic sect Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi has been widely panned after several attendees were tested positive of the virus SARS-CoV-2.

    The Government of India too weighed in: Union health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal, who has been briefing the media regularly, on April 5 sought to make a case that the outbreak would have spread slower but for the congregation.

    “The doubling rate (of COVID-19 infection) in India is 4.1 days. Had the congregation at Nizamuddin (of an Islamic sect called the Tablighi Jamaat) not happened and additional cases not come, this would have been about 7.14 days,” Agarwal said.

    According to WHO Emergency Programme Director Mike Ryan: “This does not help.” Having COVID-19 is not anybody’s fault. Every case is a victim. It is very important that we do not profile the cases on the basis of racial, religious and ethnic lines,” Ryan said on April 6 to a India-specific question.

    Since April 1, officials of the health and home ministries have been naming the sect's markaz (congregation) in its statements.

    Agarwal gave a state-wise break-up of cases due to the markaz (congregation) on April 2 — not in response to any question. Several questions from the media, however, have routinely gone unanswered since the outbreak.

    On April 4, Agarwal said 30 per cent COVID-19 cases in India were due to the Jamaat. On April 3, he said 17 states had cases due to the congregation.

    This was a departure from the ministry’s earlier position: During the last week of March, Agarwal was requested for the number of soldiers and paramilitary jawans who tested positive. He replied that all cases were equal in the eyes of the government and it did not believe in any profiling. The government has also not done shared the number of healthcare workers affected.

    Agarwal refused to give any number in reply to such a question on March 31, and just said the information he had suggested not all, whatsoever be the number, were affected during giving services to patients.

    Journalists have repeatedly asked about the availability of personnel protective equipment, ventilators, masks and other essentials, only to be told the number changes constantly.

    But the ministry regularly draws the Jamaat into the discussion as do other home ministry representatives, telling how many foreign attendees have been blacklisted or have faced other action.

    Besides a flurry of fake news being circulated in context of quarantined Tablighis, there have also been reports of at least two incidents about how naming and shaming has led to tragic consequences.

    A Muslim youth reportedly committed suicide in Himachal Pradesh’s Una district on April 5, allegedly after facing taunts over coming in contact with two people who had attended the Jamaat Markaz. Though the youth himself tested negative for the infection, he continued to face harassment from the locals.

    In another incident on Sunday, a youth was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district for allegedly criticising the congregation. A brief argument turned into a full-blown altercation.

    Ryan also said attacks on healthcare workers (HCWs) anywhere were disgraceful and every step should be taken to protect them. This remark came in context of an incident in Indore where HCWs were allegedly attacked during a routine surveillance at a Muslim-dominated area.

    https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news...ovid-19-cases-who-in-context-of-tabligh-70262
     
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    yup, well pointed .........
     
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    there are many other causes of this pandemic as there was no such group in italy,china and u.s where more people suffered from this disease than subcontinent
     
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    Batao yaar, are you Hindu or Moslem?

    - PRTP GWD
     
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    muslim rajput ,
    you ?

    they are the group who are not obeying lock down that is why they are getting too much negative publicity .
     
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    They are doing it here deliberately in India. Spitting on doctor and nurses,throwing away urine filled bottle on streets, running away from hospitals. What do you call it ?
     
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    fake news
     
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    We give our middle finger...the BJP is in the power and they will definitely release tablegis numbers everyday.
    Muslims were so arrogant...they were saying Allah will take care of us...we will not listen to Mody's words..we will gather in mosques for prayers because we are beloved people of Allah...no disease can touch us in masjids...allah has sent this disease as a punishment to kafir hindus.
    Allah has given them good punishment for the hate and arrogance that filled their hearts...this episode has done irreversible damage to them even in states like Andhra and Tamil nadu where there isn't any anti Muslim sentiment.
    That's why one should never be arrogant..especially people who claim god exclusively to themselves...be humble...at least now realise god doesn't discriminate among Muslims and Hindus...he neither loves anyone ..nor hates anyone...he sees to it this world is run on certain laws..every body has to reap what they sow..that's called karma.
     
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    indian news agencies are free , not under PEMRA .

    right sir .
     
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    free to generate anti Muslim propaganda and communal distrust.
     
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    lol 2 nation theory pakistanis worry about secularism .:enjoy:
     
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    these are fake allegations and you have no proof of it,same can be said about rss terrorists and chief minister yogi who is arranging gatherings for cow urine parties
     
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    WHO is not a Pakistani run organisation.
     
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    they are living in denial mode ,
    same tablighi jamat numbers were being mentioned by yasmin rashid as separate group in statistics given by her in pakistani tv .
    but WHO is not taking notice of her .
     
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    Because Miss Rashid was advocating for social awareness not social boycott and marginalisation of any group.

    To ignore the mass migration still going on internally in India and pick on one minority group is something not need in efforts against COVID19.

    Cheap Indian labor outside of India is classified as super spreader phenomenon by most governments
     
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