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Allahabad HC Orders Transfer of Cases Related to Tablighi Jamaat from all of UP to 3 Districts [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 5 Oct 2020 10:53pm

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Last week, on September 30th, 2020, the Allahabad High Court passed an order that stated that all the cases that are related to Tablighi Jamaat in Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi, and Lucknow Zones have to be transferred to the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Lucknow. In a similar fashion, all the pending cases in the Agra and Meerut Zones have to be transferred to the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Meerut. Likewise, the pending cases in the Bareilly Zone have to be transferred to the Chief Judicial (10) Magistrate, Bareilly.

The Division Bench comprising of Hon’ble Justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Justice Shamim Ahmed heard the petition that was filed on behalf of the State of U.P. pursuant to an order dated August 6th, 2020 that was passed by the Supreme Court. The prayer in the aforementioned order was, “To transfer the cases registered against the members of Tablighi Jamaat in different districts within their concerned zones or pass such other or further orders, which this Court may deem fit.”

The case regarding Tablighi Jamaat was prosecuted against some foreigners who visited New Delhi to attend the conference. They violated the guidelines of the pandemic laid down by the Ministry of Home Affairs. They also committed penal offences.

Maulana Ala Hadrami filed a petition before the Supreme Court and challenged such criminal prosecution against Tablighi Jamaat. A grievance that was raised that there were multiple criminal cases that were pending against the members of Tablighi Jamaat across the State of Uttar Pradesh. However, there was no uniformity… Continue Reading...


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