The Madras High Court at Madurai has quashed an FIR against a YouTube video condemning Tablighi Jamaat conference, which was held in March 2020 during the first wave Covid-19 pandemic.The FIR was registered against the Indian YouTuber named Maridhas. Upon complaint of one of the members of Tamil Nadu Muslim Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam, the Melapalayam police had filed the case.
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.
These Tablighi Jamaat members were acquitted last year.The Saket Court Complex, New Delhi has directed to release original passports of 31 Foreign Tablighi Jamaat members acquitted on December 20, 2020 later, for whom the Supreme Court on January 13 directed the government to facilitate their return.
The Patna High Court has granted relief to 18 foreign nationals of Tablighi Jamaat and quashed the criminal case against them. The judge also directed the authorities to send them to their respective countries.
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.