The blind following of religion by Indians, have many times put the country at grave risk and the latest Islamic gathering at Nizamuddin Basti in New Delhi is the latest example of same. Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic reformist group, had already been facing allegations of spreading the virus in Malaysia during February gathering, but still, Indian authorities failed to prevent its gathering on March 13 in Markaz Nizamuddin New Delhi, where around 4000 residents from around 20 states converged.
Apart from the residents of 20 various states, the residents of other countries from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan, and Malaysia, which have already been witnessing the spread of the deadly virus, also easily reached to attend the function. The gathering has laid bare the fact that all law enforcing agencies of the country have still not been taking the Covid-19 seriously.
In fact, it’s not the failure of only government authorities, but the Nizumddin gathering has proved again that Indian society has not yet come out from the deadly grip of a religious fever. Being the residents of a democratic country, the residents have the moral responsibility to support the government to defeat Covid-19, but countrymen are still shockingly playing with fire by blindly following the dictates of religious leaders.
The persons, who attended the gathering, returned to their houses in 20 various states. Positive Covid-19 cases have started coming to fore in Tamilnadu, Telangana and other states.
The congregation seems to be the worst thing anyone could have done to the country in this time when Covid-19 disaster is looming large over the country.
With such a blunder, the preachers of Islam have only added to the Coronavirus problem. Other religions should learn lessons and prevent such grave mistakes in the near future to defeat Covid-19 to save the country.