The Delhi Waqf Board demanded the opening of Markaz, which has been closed since March 31 last year following a congregation of Tablighi Jamat at the premises amid Covid-19. The Delhi High Court expressed displeasure over prolonged sealing of the premises.
The bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna had earlier asked the trial courts to expedite hearing in the pending cases against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members for alleged visa violations.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday will continue hearing on a plea filed by Jamiat Ulama I Hind against the Union of India – asking it to direct the government and the media not to demonize the entire Muslim community for the spread of COVID-19, because of one religious congregation, by the Tablighi Jamaat.
Delhi High Court has issued Notice to Ministry of Law and Justice, Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Delhi, Rouse Avenue District Court Bar Association, Central Delhi Court Bar Association and Registrar of Societies.