They will help with info on Tablighi Markaz attendees
Agreement on home prayers, cooperation with health staff
The state government, which was facing a tough time tracing people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi, has managed to convince Muslim leaders in Bengaluru to help with the required details.
At a meeting on Friday chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, along with his cabinet colleagues Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan and Revenue Minister R Ashoka, which was attended by Muslim leaders from the Congress and the JDS, the latter agreed to provide all support in searching for those people who had attended the Delhi congregation.
A statement by the CM said:
# Today I held a meeting with Muslim leaders and legislators, seeking their cooperation in containing the coronavirus in the state.
# They have responded positively and assured full cooperation in this endeavour.
# They have agreed to give details of persons who visited the Tablighi Markaz in Nizamuddin and also to convince them to undergo tests for Covid-19 and observe strict quarantine for prescribed period.
# They informed that they have conducted meetings with religious leaders of the community and have created awareness about the issue. They are advising members of the community to offer prayers at home and also to stay at home to maintain ‘social distancing’ during the ‘azan’.
# All the leaders unanimously agreed to the fact that prevention is the only way to contain the coronavirus. Every individual regardless of caste, religion or community has to maintain ‘social distancing’ during the lockdown.
# They have agreed to convince the members of the community to cooperate with health workers.
# I appeal to the people of the state to NOT heed any rumours. Let all of us strictly follow precautionary measures and win the battle with the coronavirus.