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Opposition to namaz in open intensifies in Gurugram

Sumedha Sharma

Press Reporter News Service

Gurugram, October 26

The continuing row and stress over namaz being supplied at public locations is intesifying day after day right here.

In a recent transfer, the Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti has known as on the administration and mentioned henceforth, there can be no tolerance to namaz within the open in Gurugram.

We can not enable unlawful use of public areas

We stored quiet in the course of the pandemic, however now they should act. We can not enable unlawful use of public or group areas each week inflicting bother to residents. We are going to not take it and need a direct ban on the identical. — Mahaveer Bhardwaj, President, Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti

A person can supply namaz anyplace, in Vidhan Sabha or parks

A person can supply namaz anyplace, in Vidhan Sabha or parks or malls. These are 10 or 12 individuals working in an space or residing in the identical space. They get collectively for quarter-hour and what hurt does it trigger to anyone? The locations the place the namaz is being held are all legally allotted. Even the Chief Minister has clarified that. — Zakir Hussain, Former MLA and Haryana WAQF Board Chairman

“They requested us for three-week time to resolve the difficulty and we gave them the time and maintained our cool however our endurance can’t be thought-about to be our weak point. In 2018, we had been requested to regulate and permit namaz in some open grounds because it was Ramzan and the administration wanted time to allot new websites. We agreed for simply that month and now, it’s over three years. We stored quiet in the course of the pandemic, however now, they should act. We can not enable unlawful use of public or group areas each week inflicting bother to residents. We are going to not take it and need a direct ban on the identical,” mentioned the president of the samiti, Mahaveer Bhardwaj

For the previous few weeks, residents and Hindu outfits have been up in opposition to what’s being termed as ‘land jihad’ and protests are being witnessed throughout town virtually each Friday at totally different namaz websites. two days in the past, an area maulana even went to the police claiming he was stopped and heckled on his means again house after namaz and made to chant “Jai Shri Ram”. This has led to concern amongst muslims and clerics who at the moment are demanding readability and everlasting allocation of land to them.

“I used to be conducting namaz when these individuals barged in shouting slogans. The police had been there however we had been scared to go away for house. I stored wanting over my shoulder to make sure no one was following me again house. We would like a listing of locations the place we are able to supply namaz in order that we don’t really feel threatened,” mentioned Maulvi Razak Khan,a Rajiv Nagar resident.

Some root the important thing subject to growing muslim inhabitants within the metropolis which stood at 5 per cent in 2011 however has elevated to round 10 per cent resulting from heavy inflow from Bengal. Of Gurugram’s 10 official mosques, eight lie within the older areas and stay largely inaccessible to the Muslim migrants settled on the opposite finish of the district. Some journey the lengthy distance nonetheless. A lot of them head to their nearest empty floor —park, pavement, parking zone— throughout lunch time on Fridays. In 2018, such namaz was being held in 73 spots until following a row in Kanhai village, the district authorities in session with each communities, lowered the variety of accredited public websites for namaz from 73 to 37.

Taking a robust stance in opposition to the continuing chaos, former MLA and Haryana Waqf Board Chairman Zakir Hussain mentioned this communal stress was politically motivated.

“A person can supply namaz anyplace, in Vidhan Sabha or parks or malls. These are 10 or 12 individuals working in an space or residing in the identical space. They get collectively for quarter-hour and what hurt does it trigger to anyone? The locations the place the namaz is being held are all legally allotted. Even the CM has clarified that. Until date, now we have not obtained even a single proof to assist the declare of any public inconvenience by individuals providing prayers. If something of this type occurs, the regulation will take its course however this must be stopped,” mentioned Hussain.

“The CM has allotted them land, now, the identical ought to be used for namaz fairly than encroaching public locations each week,” responded Bhardwaj.

In the meantime, the administration on every Friday seeks the assistance of the police and finds a brief answer to the issue, as it’s ready for the state’s intervention to discover a everlasting answer to the continuing drawback.

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