Islamic missionary movement Tablighi Jamaat members admitted to a hospital allegedly refused to take medicines and misbehaved with the medical staff, prompting authorities to remove female staffers from there, officials said on Saturday.
Six of the 22 members have tested positive for coronavirus, Chief Medical Officer Ashok Shukla said. All 22 were admitted to Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday.
They are among the thousands who attended a religious congregation at organisation’s New Delhi headquarter, now being seen as a coronavirus hotspot.
Established in 1927 by Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi in Mewat region of India, the Tablighi Jamaat began as an offshoot of the Deobandi movement, and as a response to perceived deterioration moral values and a supposed neglect of the aspects of Islam.