17 April 2020: Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday filed a case against the owner of a cancer hospital in Meerut for publishing an advertisement stating that Muslim patients and their attendants would only be admitted if they tested negative for the coronavirus. In the 11-point advertisement in Dainik Jagran on April 17, Valentis Cancer Hospital blamed the religious congregation in Delhi Nizamuddin for the spread of the coronavirus in the country. It also chastised a section of the community for misbehaving with health professionals. “It is due to the ignorance of some Muslim brothers that everyone will have to suffer for some time,” the advertisement read. “But this is in larger public interest and also in the interest of Muslim brothers.” A day later, the hospital issued a clarification in a second advertisement. “A wrong message was published by mistake,” it said. “We deny that, and regret and apologize for the same.” Police filed a case against hospital owner Amit Jain for “deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings” Incholi Station House Officer Brijesh Kumar Singh said. The first information report was registered on the complaint of a sub-inspector level officer.