An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The pandemic has magnified pre-existing prejudices and problems'
This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.
Abhinav Bindra condemns Yogeshwar Dutt over support of Kumbh Mela, says wrestler is 'failing' sports community
Dutt tweeted in support of the scores of people that attended celebrations of the religious event on 14 April, saying, "no one in the Kumbh Mela is reaching there illegally, people are following all protocols, no one is spitting at the security and medical staff, no one is running away after hiding from the administration."
Curbing TV programmes which incite violence as important as providing 'lathis' to policemen: SC tells Centre
The top court also slammed the Centre for 'doing nothing' to curb hate news while hearing a batch of pleas on the TV coverage of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation during the onset of the COVD-19 pandemic
SC says farmers' protest could lead to 'same problem' as Tablighi Jamaat event regarding COVID-19 spread
The top court also questioned Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, about whether the protesting farmers are being protected from the spread of COVID-19
"These were our people. What happened to them? How did they turn against us in an instant?," one resident wondered while recalling the pervasive stigma against Muslims during the early days of the pandemic
India on Saturday crossed the grim milestone of 1 crore COVID-19 cases, 323 days after the first case of the disease was reported in the country
Tablighi Jamaat case: Delhi court acquits 36 foreigners of all charges, including flouting COVID-19 rules
The foreigners were charged for attending Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi at Nizamuddin area in March this year allegedly in violation of visa norms and COVID-19 guidelines
Dissatisfied with Centre’s affidavit on pleas over media reporting of Tablighi Jamaat congregation, says SC
The apex court said the Centre should create a regulatory mechanism to deal with such content on television and also asked for information on steps taken on the issue under the Cable Television Network Act
Tablighi Jamaat case: Freedom of speech most abused, says SC; pulls up Centre for ‘brazen, evasive' affidavit
The top court sought an affidavit from the I&B secretary with details of steps taken in the past to stop motivated media reporting in such cases. The bench has posted the matter for hearing after two weeks
COVID-19 crisis: At least 630 foreign attendees of Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi left India so far, says MEA
MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the Tablighi Jamaat members are being given consular access and 'smooth repatriation' to their home countries
By quashing FIRs against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, Bombay HC shows govt that Muslims can’t be singled out for prosecution
One hopes that the powers that be will take note of the judgement, which quashed the FIRs against 29 foreign Tablighi Jamaat attendees, and mend the errors in their ways. It’s about time someone read the Riot Act to the executive branch
A division bench of Justices TV Nalawade and MG Sewlikar made the observations while quashing the FIRs filed against 29 foreigners, who had attended the event in Delhi
ED raids Tablighi Jamaat trusts across cities in connection with PMLA case against Maulana Saad, others
The agency had filed a money laundering case against Tablighi Jamaat office bearers and other associates after taking over a Delhi Police complaint over violating social distancing norms in March 2020
Delhi court allows 62 Malaysians, 11 Saudi Arabians walk free in Tablighi Jamaat event case with fine Rs 7,000
They were booked for various violations including visa norms while attending a religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.
Nizamuddin Markaz case: Delhi court allows 60 Malaysian nationals to walk free on fine of Rs 7,000 each
Metropolitan Magistrate Siddharth Malik passed the order after the Malaysians sought lesser punishment under the plea bargain process by accepting mild charges
Tamil Nadu Lockdown Diary: 'People talk as if COVID-19 came from Melapalayam, not China'; Muslims struggle with health systems steeped in prejudice
The experiences of many Muslims in Tamil Nadu in accessing healthcare revealed a system that repeatedly revealed its biases against them.
Tablighi Jamaat case: All blacklisted foreign nationals can challenge individual orders against them before HCs, says SC
The petitioners had contended that the en-masse blacklisting of foreigners without any opportunity to defend themselves is a blatant violation of Article 21
SC asks Centre if individual orders cancelling visas were served to foreign attendees of Tablighi Jamaat meet; matter posted for 2 July
Thirty-four foreigners from 15 countries, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in March, approached the Supreme Court claiming they were not issued individual orders regarding blacklisting and FIRs
Delhi riots cases: Crime branch to file two chargesheets in connection with violence in northeast district of National Capital
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police will file 14 chargesheets on Friday in connection with a Tablighi Jamaat event and the communal violence in northeast district in the city, officials said.
Is it even possible to stop superspreaders or SSEs? There is no straightforward answer to this yet, but one could try the approach other countries have.