Ground Report | New Delhi: Namaz in open spaces; Amidst protests by Hindu organizations during open namaz every Friday in Gurgaon, Haryana, adjoining Delhi, state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said that open namaz will not be tolerated.
Namaz in open spaces
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said offering namaz in the open will not be tolerated at all and efforts are being made in a new way to find an amicable solution to the issue.
Along with this, the Chief Minister also told that wherever permission was given to offer Namaz in the open in Gurgaon, it has been withdrawn.
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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal told reporters after the meeting of the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority on Friday, “We have told the police and the district commissioner that this issue has to be resolved. Somebody adopts the method of worship, we have no problem with it. Religious places are built so that all these things are done in those places.
“Such an event should not be held in the open, the practice of offering prayers in the open will not be tolerated at all, but an amicable solution will be found by sitting together. They (Muslim organizations) have also said that we have many places where We have been given permission, or there will be some places which will belong to them or will be waqfs, which are encroached upon, they will be discussed.
During his statement, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also advised the Muslim community to ‘offer Namaz at home and not encourage mutual discord by offering Namaz in the open’.
He told that ‘this issue was also decided by sitting among themselves and permission for prayer was given at some places, which has been withdrawn and now the decision will be taken after fresh talks’.
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“Everyone should get facilities and no one should interfere in anyone’s rights. No one will be allowed to interfere.”
forced to offer Friday prayers in open
On the Chief Minister’s statement, Gurgaon Muslim Council member Altaf Ahmed has said that the Muslims of the city are forced to offer Friday prayers in the open as the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HSVP) has not allotted land and rejected all their applications. Is. Went and the money was returned. The application made recently in October this year was also rejected.
Altaf Ahmed said in a statement to the media, ‘The Waqf Board and the administration have not been able to take back the Waqf properties that have been confiscated for a long time. Now the Chief Minister has said that the administration and the Muslim community are worried about it. Offer Namaz in open at 37 designated places. We would request him to direct HSVP to allot land for the construction of multi-story mosques in different sectors. This will end the controversy regarding Friday prayers.
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