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Shocking :1800 Gujarati pilgrims provided luxury buses from Haridwar, while Tablighi members denied travelling permission

In the midst of the lockdown – while all the transport means were suspended – on March 28, a fleet of special luxury buses was arranged to directly ferry to home around 1800 Gujarati pilgrims stranded in Haridwar at the behest of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

In stark contrast, the Delhi authorities denied transport permission to the stuck members of Tablighi Jamaat at its headquarters Markaz Nizamuddin due to lockdown who had even arranged their own vehicles for the journey as early as on 25th March.

…With the special efforts of Union Minister Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, arrangements were made to evacuate these people to their homes. When the news became public that the buses were departed from Haridwar, people started raising questions that when workers are stranded at different places all over the country due to the lockdown, why are special buses being run only for the people of Gujarat?

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