Muslim League leader booked for breach of COVID-19 protocol during daughter's wedding

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Kozhikode: The Kerala Police on Sunday booked an Indian Union Muslim League leader for allegedly violating coronavirus protocol while conducting her daughter's marriage. The League leader, Noorbina Rashid, also a former member of the state women's commission allowed her son under quarantine to participate in the function, the police said.

The League leader had violated the protocol norms by conducting her daughter's wedding in which many people had allegedly participated and also allowed her son, under home quarantine, to attend the function held recently, police said.

Both the mother and son have been booked for conducting the 'nikah' at the house and for participating in the function .

It was on March 14 that Noorbina's son Subin Rashid returned from the US and had been put under home quarantine in their house in Malaparamba near here.

However, he participated in his sister's marriage on March 21.

This was in gross violation of home quarantine norms, sources said.

The complaint is that a marriage function in which about 50 guests participated was held in Noorbina's house, where her son is under home quarantine, police sources said.

The case has been registered on a complaint by the Kozhikode Corporation secretary, under sections various IPC sections including 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (Punishment for rioting) and 188 (disobedience to order promulgated by public servant), the sources added.

The Health authorities would also take legal action against the leader's son for having violated norms on home quarantine, sources revealed.

Noorbina, who is the party's national general secretary of the women's wing, however, denied the allegations say only 10-20 people had participated in the wedding and her son was not under quarantine as Houston in US was not a high risk area.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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