Indian Muslim organizations and leaders on Tuesday took strong exception to the attempts being made by certain sections to squarely blame the Tablighi Jamaat and its members for accentuating the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic crises in the country.

They said that demonizing the Tablighi Jamaat — an apolitical organization spreading elementary Islamic knowledge among Muslims – is a clear ploy to divert attention from the government’s systemic failures and the migrant workers’ crisis.

Earlier the government sealed the six-storey headquarters of the group, located in the heart of the Indian capital New Delhi. Officials said that they

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