The Acting Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Yogesh Karan has affirmed that they are liaising with the government of India about the Fiji nationals that have been charged for abusing the Indian government’s lockdown guidelines in March.
These Fiji nationals are among 91 foreigners from 21 countries that have been conceded bail by a court in New Delhi in India for going to a gathering at the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz at Nizamuddin.
The Hindustan Times reports that the 91 foreigners are also charged for abusing visa conditions and enjoying missionary activities illicitly.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur conceded bail to the accused persons on furnishing a personal obligation of Rs 10,000 each.
The Hindustan Times reports the foreigners who got bail originated from Afghanistan, Brazil, China, the USA, Ukraine, Australia, Egypt, Russia, Algeria, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, France, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Tunisia, UK, Fiji, Sudan, Philippines, and Ethiopia.
All the outside nationals are staying at a lodging and were created under the watchful eye of the court through video conferencing.
Thousands of individuals took an interest in the religious gathering in Nizamuddin in March and later, a large number of the attendees headed out to various parts of the nation. It has gotten one of India’s largest COVID-19 clusters.
Altered by NZ Fiji Times
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