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Pastor arrested for evangelical meeting in Kakinada

2020-04-05 13:13:00 :

Even earlier than the controversy over Tablighi Jamaat corona contagion is but to die down, a non secular congregation in Kakinada has kicked up one other storm.

A pastor on Sunday was arrested by the Kakinada police for holding an evangelical meeting in clear violation of the entire lockdown regulation declared by the Andhra Pradesh authorities.

Greater than 150 devotees who took half the evangelical meeting reportedly got here from completely different components of Kakinada in violation of lockdown and contained in the church the attendees additionally threw the social distancing norms to the wind. The central authorities had banned all spiritual gatherings and requested the spiritual leaders to maintain the each day rituals in temples, church buildings or mosques a low-key affair.

India has to this point reported greater than 3,300 constructive circumstances of corona, dying toll climbed to 77. The spike in variety of constructive corona circumstances in the nation and the deaths had been linked to the Tablighi Jamaat spiritual congregation in South Delhi’s Nizamuddin because the attendees are believed to have unfold the virus to households and communities throughout the nation from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh to Kashmir to the Andaman Islands to Tamil Nadu. The Delhi authorities had sealed the Markaz and ferried lots of of Tablighis to hospitals and quarantine services.

On Saturday, AP Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy in a video-conference together with his Cupboard colleagues mentioned it was improper to carry a specific neighborhood solely accountable for the unfold of virus, as a substitute individuals ought to view it as an unlucky occasion. The Chief Minister mentioned such unfold of virus might have occurred any of the religious gatherings held throughout the nation; subsequently it was utterly improper accountable a specific neighborhood.

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