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Muslims offer Friday Namaz in Gurugram amid sloganeering by Hindus

As a mark of protest against the Friday prayers, members of the Hindu groups performed "Hawan" and "Aarti" on the same ground

Friday November 26, 2021 11:02 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

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Gurugram: More than 50 Muslims performed the afternoon special prayers on Friday at a ground here in Gurugram amid disruption attempts and sloganeering by some Hindu groups.

As a mark of protest against the Friday prayers, members of the Hindu groups performed "Hawan" and "Aarti" on the same ground.

Many members of Hindu organisations had gathered at the ground in Sector-37, at around 11 a.m., and performed the Hindu rituals.

They also raised Hindu reigious slogans, read "Hanuman Chalisa" and sang Bhajans.

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A heavy police deployment was made to avoid any untoward incident. Policemen in plainclothes were also present at the site to assess the situation.

Haji Shehzad Khan, Chairman, Muslim Ekta Manch, who performed Namaz, told IANS:


"Sector 37 site was one of the designated sites for Namaz and since 18-20 years, Muslims are performing Friday Namaz here and there were no disruptions... But for the last one month, few people from Hindu organisations are trying to continuously disrupt Friday prayers which will not be tolerated. We will soon approach the authorities against this."

Muhammad Aslam, another Muslim, said:

"We have written permission for 20 sites for Friday prayers in Gurugram and Sector-37 was one of them. A few anti-social elements are behind today's incident. The administration needs to take strict action against such people. If such people disrupt Namaz everywhere then where will we offer the Friday Namaz?"

Meanwhile, the Hindu organisations submitted that they will not allow anyone to "grab" land in the name of religious activities.

"We had informed the district administration that we will perform Hawan and Aarti on the Sector-37 ground. This was not a designated site for Namaz... it is an illegal activity that is being done by Muslims. Locals used to play cricket here and the Muslims are disrupting their game," a member of a Hindu organisation claimed.

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