New Delhi: The Tablighi Jamaat coronavirus scare continues to be the biggest controversy of the day with many on Twitterverse putting forth their viewpoints on the issue.
Unsurprisingly, BJP’s IT in-charge Amit Malviya is first in line to blame Muslims for all problems.
Delhi’s dark underbelly is exploding! Last 3 months have seen an Islamic insurrection of sorts, first in the name of anti-CAA protests from Shaheen Bagh to Jamia, Jaffrabad to Seelampur. And now the illegal gathering of the radical Tablighi Jamaat at the markaz. It needs a fix!
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) March 31, 2020
Former MP Shahid Siddiqui blames the chief of Tablighi Jamaat Maulana Saad for the Nizamuddin outbreak.
Sermons of Maulana Saad chief of Tableeghi jamaat are highly condemnable,where he exhorts Muslims to gather in mosques.He defies all Ulema of the world & endangers the lives of his followers&that of his countrymen by his ill informed &unislamic sermons.He is a typical NeemMulla
— shahid siddiqui (@shahid_siddiqui) April 1, 2020
Can’t really figure out if actor Payal Rohatgi is being sarcastic here…
Ram Ram ji 🙏 The religious gathering in Ayodhya should have been avoided after @narendramodi ji announced #lockdownindia but unfortunately Bhagwan Ram followers were NOT foreign travellers who were INTENTIONALLY spreading #ChineseVirus19 like #TablighiJamaat followers did 🙏 https://t.co/vEdUJwqokm
— PAYAL ROHATGI & Team- Bhagwan Ram Bhakts (@Payal_Rohatgi) April 1, 2020
In some positive news, BJP member Priti Gandhi shares a ‘softer side’ of the police.
During the #CoronavirusOutbreakindia they're working long erratic hours under tremendous pressure, exposed to dangerous, life threatening situations but our Police personell across the country have shown that they're 'Men of Steel'.
Sharing a glimpse of their softer side… pic.twitter.com/JzK3o04y6O
— Priti Gandhi (@MrsGandhi) April 1, 2020
And here’s Mumbai Police with a sense of humor. Check their latest tweet… but don’t get too close…
Zoom In! We’ve got a secret message for you. pic.twitter.com/8b0ftbBYsq
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 1, 2020
The director general of Karnataka Police clarifies that lockdown instructions are no joke, even on April Fool’s Day.
This is not an April Fool's prank. Two/ four wheelers are banned from use till the 14th of April. We will SEIZE your vehicle if you CEASE to ignore this lockdown regulation.
— DGP KARNATAKA (@DgpKarnataka) April 1, 2020
Author Tavleen Singh reminds us how to win the battle against fake news on Covid-19.
The best way to prevent fake news on the Chinese virus is for responsible spokesmen of the Health Ministry to hold a daily briefing. Asking the Supreme Court to allow censorship is a bad idea.
— Tavleen Singh (@tavleen_singh) April 1, 2020
Amnesty International has a strongly-worded suggestion for the Modi government.
Dear Government of #India: Don't abuse your power in Jammu & Kashmir during this global health crisis. The end to the #COVID19 pandemic in the region cannot come without the solidarity of all its people.
— Amnesty International (@amnesty) March 31, 2020
Former UP CM and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav urges his party members to aid the migrant workers stranded due to coronavirus.
समाजवादी पार्टी के सभी कार्यकर्ताओं-समर्थकों से अपील है कि वो समाजवादियों की जन-जन की सहायता करने की परम्परा को आगे बढ़ाते हुए अपनी-अपनी क्षमता-सामर्थ्य के अनुसार अपने आस-पास भटक रहे लोगों के भोजन, दवाई, इलाज व विश्राम की व्यवस्था करके यथा संभव मदद करें। यही सच्चा पुण्य-सवाब है।
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 31, 2020
American actor and musician Eric Balfour gives a reality and privilege check to his peers.
All my actor/musician/celeb peeps. Complaining about how “bored you are in the house” while most people are worried about paying their bills, home schooling their kids, and keeping their families safe, is not a good look. Be grateful boredom is your biggest problem. #COVIDー19
— ERIC BALFOUR (@ERICBALFOUR) April 1, 2020
How must these men feel as they complete their quarantine period – and get a round of applause..
Policemen applaud the group of citizens who completed their quarantine were set free by the authorities from a hotel in Srinagar pic.twitter.com/VYMojlnOa4
— Basit Zargar (باسط) (@basiitzargar) March 31, 2020
With the world currently under assault from the deadly pandemic, here’s a chilling video from one of the health workers.
This is chilling. A nurse on the front lines in Chicago tried to wear her own N95 to work while caring for COVID pts (when it wasn’t supplied for her) & she was told by management she would not be allowed to. She quit her job. @DrMarthaGulati @CMichaelGibson @boback @netta_doc pic.twitter.com/eEVF8JNwGm
— Danielle Belardo, MD (@DBelardoMD) March 31, 2020