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Gurgaon: No Friday prayers in public places owing to rise in Covid cases

The Friday namaz prayers weren’t supplied at any public place in Gurgaon as Muslim group leaders appealed to folks to chorus from gathering in giant congregations amid the surge in Covid circumstances within the district.

Final month, the Haryana authorities had prohibited giant congregations after 5 districts, together with Gurgaon, witnessed a spike in circumstances. A current order issued by the Haryana State Catastrophe Administration Authority, declaring new curbs in additional districts, had mentioned, “Giant congregations like every kind of public conferences, rallies, protests, dharnas and so forth shall be prohibited within the state.”

Mufti Mohammad Saleem, President Jamiat Ulema e Hind, Gurgaon, mentioned, “We had appealed to folks to supply prayers at their houses contemplating the Covid state of affairs. Namaz was not supplied at public locations within the metropolis right this moment. At mosques, prayers had been supplied in batches and a number of rounds to accommodate folks and as per social distancing norms.”

Khurshid Rajaka, nationwide convener, Muslim Rashtriya Manch, mentioned after a gathering with senior law enforcement officials on Thursday, they held a joint assembly with the Imam Sangathan and determined towards providing prayers in giant congregations on Friday for the close to future till new pointers are issued by the federal government.

“Since Covid circumstances have elevated, we determined to keep away from giant gatherings for a couple of weeks. We had additionally apprised the deputy commissioner of the identical. The rules state that not more than 50 folks can congregate for a spiritual gathering. We deputed representatives at some factors who knowledgeable folks of the brand new pointers and requested them to supply prayers at their houses or at mosques,” mentioned Rajaka.

Yash Garg, deputy commissioner, Gurgaon couldn’t be reached for remark regardless of repeated makes an attempt.

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