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Tablighis congregated in Delhi before Satryo, Gulal, Mass & ZP campaign held in Goa


We are fortunate that only few Tablighi devotees have been found positive for COVID 19 when such religious congregations were held all over India, belonging to all religions, including Goa, during the same time.

The congregation of Tablighi Jamaat was inaugurated at Nizamuddin in Delhi on 9 March and then large gatherings were held between 11 to 15 March, for which thousands of preachers and followers had gathered from all over India and also from other countries, especially Malaysia.

At that time, even in Delhi, religious gatherings were not banned, forget the nationwide ban.

At the same time, Tablighis also held their annual event in Pakistan where around 2.5 lakh devotees had gathered. That has also affected Pakistan in spreading COVID 19. (Click here to read the report)


In Goa, police have identified 46 such Tablighis, who had attended Nizamuddin event. They have been sent for quarantine and their reports will come by tomorrow, said Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant.

Chief Minister Dr Sawant also told media that none of these 46 Tablighis are Goans and we need to find out why they came to Goa after Delhi’s national event.

Today’s news report by BBC gives all the details of the Jammat, including its history and what they do and how they propagate the ideals of their Jamaat.

“The Jamaat sends out delegates to different countries for 40 days a year and sometimes for shorter durations. The preachers believe in person-to-person contact, so they knock on the doors of ordinary Muslims to give them the message of Islam”, says the report. (Click here to read the BBC report.)

After going through several news reports of recognised media organisations, has compiled the following chronology of events in Goa and in other parts of India.

We were fortunate that other social and religious gatherings did not result into spreading the virus. Otherwise, it would have been a big disaster.

While Tablighi’s congregation has already crossed 14 days, unfortunately our politicians are still allowing and participating in religious events, including today’s Ramnavami attended by two ministers in Telengana. Pictures of this blatant violation of lockdown have gone viral. (Click here to watch video report of Ramnavami in Telengana)

Following is the Chronology of religious, social and political gatherings held in Goa and elsewhere in India, with few links to news reports.



MALAYSIA: Congregation of Tablighis held in Malaysia, some people went from Nizamuddin Centre in Delhi, returned in first week of March. Some Malaysians came with them.


DELHI: 11-12-13 March: Bigger congregation of Tablighis held at Nizamuddin Markaz. (Click to read latest report)

GOA: 13 March: Around 10000 devotees gathered at Goa’s famous ‘Satryo’ at Shantadurga Kunkolikarin temple at Fatorpa

CENTRE: 13 March: Health Ministry said Corona virus ‘not a health emergency’. India had 81 COVID positive cases. (Click to read the report)

GOA: 14 March: ‘Jatra’ of Shantadurga Ballikarin at Balli.  CM Dr Sawant visited.

GOA: 15 March: Goa Church issued first advisory on Corona, appealing those having symptoms of virus like cold, cough etc not to attend mass, not to shake hands and to receive communion in hand etc. But Mass not banned.

KARNATAKA: 15 March: Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa attended grand wedding of his party leader at Belgavi in spite of his Govt banning public events including weddings. (Click to read report)

DELHI: 16 March: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced no religious, social, cultural & political gatherings of more than 50 will be allowed till 31 March.

GOA: 18 March: Goa CM Dr Pramod Sawant held high power committee meeting in the morning, banned public gatherings till 31 March but said will go ahead with ZP elections on 22 March, left decision of ‘Shigmo’ parades to respective committees.

GOA: 18 March: Thousands including Indian and foreign tourists attended Shigmo parade in the evening in the state capital of Panaji. Parades later also held in other cities. Parades cancelled in Canacona, Vasco, Valpoi, Cuncolim etc.

GOA: 18 March: Shantadurga & Mhalsa temple committees decided not to allow devotees in the temples till 31 March.

GOA: 18-19 March: CM Dr Sawant continued addressing ZP election meetings in Priol, Shiroda, Harmal etc. Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat attended motorcycle rally in Mayem.

CENTRE: 19 March: PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation, announced ‘Janata Curfew’ on 22 March

GOA: 19 March: CM Dr Pramod Sawant decided to postpone ZP elections to 24 March, in view of ‘Janata Curfew’ on 22 March.

GOA: 19 March: Goa Church banned mass & other religious ceremonies, appealed to postpone wedding ceremonies and hold rituals of weddings, Holy Communion etc strictly as family functions.

DELHI: 22 March: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that the national capital was being shut down from 23 March 6 AM till 31 March.

DELHI: 22 March: Markaz directed everyone "not to venture out until 9 PM as desired by the PM.

CENTRE: 24 March: PM Modi announced national lockdown till 14 April.

AYODHYA: 25 March: UP CM Yogi Adityanath attended religious ceremony at Ram temple in Ayodhya along with other devotees, in violation of lockdown & social distancing. (Click to read report)


TELENGANA: 2 April: Two Telengana ministers participated in a religious procession of Ramnavami (Click to read report)

WEST BENGAL: 2 April: Devotees also assembled in large numbers in different parts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, to celebrate Ramnavami (Click to read report) is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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Hats off to the fearless journalism.detail reporting of fight against covid19 by the governments.readers can decide the fragile system of governance and decision making.people of democratic nation at risk government of the day forgotten duties and priorities..

Detail report of fight against covid19 by governments.reader can decide the fragile system of governance and decision making.People of democratic nation at risk.govt of the day forgotten priorities.only God can save us.hats off to the fearless journalism. , Curchorem

sagle sarkech rajkarni.

sanjiv verenkar , mangeshi,goa




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