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17 more Tabligh Jamaat members return home form India

The Ministry of Home Affairs in India has blacklisted 2,550 Bangladeshi Tabligh Jamaat members who won’t be allowed entry in the country for the next 10 years

Update : 10 Aug 2020, 04:28 PM

Seventeen more Bangladeshi Tabligh Jamaat members returned home on Sunday night after their 5 months jail term in India ended .

Among the 17, nine are male and eight are female. After their return through the Benapole Check-post around 8: 30pm on Sunday, they were sent to institutional quarantine in Jessore's Jhikargacha upazila, confirmed Mohasin Kabir, of Benapole Check-post immigration police.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs in India has blacklisted 2,550 Tabligh Jamaat members from Bangladesh, accusing them of violating the rules of visa during the Covid-19 induced lockdown there.

Sources said the blacklisted persons will not be allowed entry to India for the next 10 years.

Also Read- 14 Bangladeshi Tabligh Jamaat members return

A large number of Tabligh Jamaat members including 265 Bangladeshis were arrested during a religious assembly that began on March 1, at Nizamuddin Markaz Mosque in Delhi, said sources from Benapole immegration police quoting Indian police.

After March 24, when the Indian government declared Covid-19 lockdown, Indian police sent notice twice to vacate the Markaz Nizamuddin building which Maulana Muhammad Saad, Amir (chief) of the Tabligue Jamaat, disregarded. This led to the arrest of many of his followers including the Bangladeshis, said police.

Earlier on Saturday, 14 Bangladeshi Tabligh Jamaat members returned home after their prison sentence for 40 days ended in India's Uttar Pradesh.

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