Tribune Information Service
Gurugram, December 10

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar quickly suspended public namaz prayers on Friday—a improvement that got here as protests continued in 4 locations in Gurugram days after the supposed resolution was agreed on.

Condolence assembly held at a namaz web site in Gurugram’s Sector 37 industrial space on Friday. Tribune picture: S. Chandan

The chief minister mentioned in an announcement on Friday that each one earlier sanctions given for public prayers stood nullified and that the state authorities will now work out an “amicable resolution that can uphold all rights and guarantee no encroachment or exploitation”. Till then, he mentioned, there could be no namaz providing in public locations.

”We have now no points anyone practising faith at their non secular locations however use of open areas will not be acceptable,” he mentioned on Friday. “There must be no legislation and order state of affairs or any rigidity about similar. We obtained to know that there was a gathering between teams and a few locations had been agreed upon or allotted however we with quick impact withdraw all and can work out amicable resolution quickly,” he mentioned, referring to a latest settlement made by some Hindu and Muslim organisations from Gurugram in official conferences that the district administration hosted.

 “We are going to assist Waqf board to get their areas freed from encroachment. Until then, folks ought to supply prayers at their authorized websites, houses and so forth. We received’t infringe on any rights however no person’s allowed to bully,” he mentioned.

Which means the six public locations that had been lately agreed upon by the events for Friday ‘jumma’ prayers stands void. The six public areas had been along with 12 dargahs and mosques.

The assertion got here on a day when namaz disruptions had been reported in not less than 4 locations in Gurugram—Sectors 44, 9, 23 and 37.

Locals in Sectors 44, 9, and 23 claimed Muslims had been unaware of the brand new settlement and requested folks to go over to the right websites. Tensions nevertheless flared up in Sector 37, the place Hindu organisations led a condolence assembly they claimed had been held for Chief of Defence

Workers Bipin Rawat and his spouse. Chants of “Jai Shivaji” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai” lease the air on the web site.

Mahaveer Bhardwaj, president of Sanyukt Hindu Morcha, mentioned the problem must be perceived as non secular.

“It is a social and authorized matter pertaining to misuse of public areas and legislation and order state of affairs,” he claimed.

In the meantime Nuh MLA Aftab Ahmed, a senior Congress chief, accused the state authorities of actively encouraging right-wing organisations disrupting prayers. “This has been taking place for 3 years now and the federal government that’s backing them has lastly discovered an excuse to close this (namaz) down,” he mentioned.

“We received’t enable a violation of the constitutional proper to observe one’s faith within the identify of an ‘amicable resolution’.”

Namaz disruptions are actually a weekly affair, with protesters led by Hindu teams nearly coming to blows with Muslim devotees over public prayers. The disruptions have led to a number of detentions prior to now few weeks.

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