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New Delhi: Yesterday it was the controversial spraying of migrants in Bareilly, today it’s a far bigger and more dangerous issue: coronavirus cases detected at the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi, with hundreds holed up inside, and hundreds more on the coronavirus watchlist. Six people have already died. 

The incident has elicited partisan views and divisive politics as Indian politicians react angrily.

Former Indian cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir can’t believe what happened there.

J&K’s former chief minister Omar Abdullah fears the incident will set a dangerous precedent.

Former chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Zafar Sareshwala agrees with him.

Aam Aadmi Party’s Akshay Marathe wonders at reactions to the Delhi government’s decision to act against the organisers of the Tablighi Jamaat.  

BJP’s Amit Malviya and lyricist Javed Akhtar weigh in on the issue, but find themselves disagreeing over semantics

Lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan claims he has the real facts about what happened and who is to blame.

Going back to the Bareilly incident, Congress leader Kapil Sibal has an original take on who needs disinfectants sprayed on them.

Former IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan raises a very important issue in this tweet. What was the point of banging bartans (utensils) during the ‘janata curfew’ if this is how we treat medical staff?

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha is unimpressed by the Indian and US government’s handling of the pandemic.

Ex-billionaire and fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya wants Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s attention.

Effortless as ever, the unstoppable 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion Roger Federer won’t let quarantine rust his technique.

Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, appreciates PM Modi sharing his favorite Yoga Nidra youtube video—perhaps she wants to acquire the zen-like demeanor of the Indian Prime Minister.

After over a thousand people in the state of Louisiana defy coronavirus bans over religious gatherings in the US, the great almighty himself speaks up…

And time for some nostalgia: the Backstreet Boys perform their classic 1999 hit song ‘I Want It That Way’ from their individual homes.

 

With inputs from Yimkumla Longkumer

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  1. I’m a Bangladeshi born in the UK, I follow news in India more than anywhere else, India needs to be honest and tell the world that it has a Muslim problem, once India admits that then we can decide what to do, fight till death or migrate, I know all Indians are not savages but there are enough Indians who are, a war is the only solution to this hatred and evilness, India has ways hated Muslims, in Bangladesh before the partition Hindus used to treat Muslims like dirt, So Bangladesh needs to be ready for war and so does Pakistan, you cannot ignore the ethic cleansing anymore.

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