Protests Against Offering Namaaz In Public

New Delhi : Succeeding in the protests against Namaz in open, in Sector 47 Gurugram, a group of people gathered on Friday about 50 meters from the spot where the prayers were being offered, this time in Sector 12 and chanted “Jai Shri Ram” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai” slogans.

Just like previous weeks police forces were deployed heavily between the protestors and namazees, to prevent escalation of tension. Controversy broke out over the protesters being stopped from approaching the congregation.

Later, backed by the protesters, Kamlesh Saini, a resident of Rajiv Nagar (Sector 13), filed a police complaint alleging that the people who offer prayers at the site are not locals and asked the police to check their identity cards. needed. ACP (Old City) Ashok Kumar said the complaint has been sent to the administration.

Kulbhushan Bharadwaj, a former BJP Gurugram head of state Protest Said that some residents are not happy with offering Namaz in open areas. “In the coming weeks, we will be protesting again in different parts of the city,” he said.
Gurugram Nagrik Ekta Manch member Altaf Ahmed, who had earlier petitioned the administration to take action against attempts to disrupt the prayers, said the protesters went very close to the Sector 12 prayer site and raised slogans during the prayers. “Their real issue is not open prayer. They intend to create hatred in the society,” he alleged.

Due to the facility, people gathered in open areas for prayers in different parts of the city, he said. “They usually gather in small groups, pray and then go back to work. Many organizations also allocate space for Friday prayers. It takes just 15-20 minutes,” said Ahmed, adding that traveling 2-4 km to offer namaz during working hours and then return is not convenient.
ACP (Sadar) Aman Yadav said that meanwhile in Sector 47 Namaz was offered peacefully and without any disturbance on this Friday. Protests in the area were called off earlier this week after the local RWA chief met the Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram.

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Stating that religion should not be a ’cause of conflict’, Gurugram district BJP president Gargi Kakkar said, “The administration had designated some places for offering prayers, but if the residents of the area have any problem, a peaceful solution should be found.” Asked whether the protesters were associated with the party, he said the BJP members were also residents of the city. Also, he said, the party was not involved in the protests.
Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar, who represents Faridabad in the Lok Sabha and was in the city on Friday, was also asked about the protests and the participation of BJP members. “No one should take the law into their own hands. The law is the same for all.”

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