Foreign Tabligh members recount ordeal in India during pandemic on camera for first time

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About 960 foreign nationals who attended the Tablighi Jama’at event in March 2020 were charged and detained by Indian police for violating the coronavirus pandemic guidelines last year, a week after India imposed a nationwide lockdown. The police action led to a massive malicious campaign against the Muslim group in India, endorsed by the state and media. 36 members challenged the case and legally cleared their record.

The foreign Tablighi Jama’at members recount ordeal in India during the pandemic on camera for the first time.