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Gurgaon namaz row: Members of right-wing outfits to conduct puja at Sector 12 on Friday

Two days after 26 folks, together with members of some right-wing outfits, have been arrested for disrupting Friday namaz in Sector 12 A, members of the Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti Sunday mentioned they might conduct Govardhan puja this Friday on the identical web site.

Reiterating their demand for a ban on providing namaz at public locations within the metropolis, the Samiti – a conglomeration of twenty-two native right-wing teams – issued an ultimatum to the administration, stating that they have been able to ‘face lathis or go to jail’.

“Now we have determined that we are going to conduct a puja on the web site on the event of Govardhan Puja this Friday at 11 am. We expect a gathering of over 5,000 folks… prasad might be supplied to the attendees. Within the subsequent 4 days, we’ll attain out to MLAs, RWAs, and representatives of society and ask them to affix the prayer service. The gathering can be peaceable and performed throughout the ambit of regulation. We are going to proceed to oppose the providing of namaz in any respect spots, which is being completed illegally,” mentioned Mahavir Bhardwaj, state president of the Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti, Haryana.

Bhardwaj additionally mentioned, “In Could 2018, after a gathering with all neighborhood members, political events, police and administration, it was mutually determined that no spiritual prayers [for any community] can be supplied in a public place. Permission that was granted for conducting namaz at 37 designated spots was just for sooner or later. Mistaken data is being circulated on this regard.”

When contacted, Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg mentioned, “The group involved is but to strategy us concerning this. As soon as they do, we’ll make safety preparations accordingly.”

The group had earlier met the Gurgaon DC on October 26 to debate the problem. Previously two months, residents and a few folks related to the Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and different outfits have taken to the streets, elevating slogans and disrupting namaz at a number of areas.

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