Friday prayers disrupted in India, Muslim security threatened

Members of an Indian Muslim group in Nizamuddin, New Delhi, carry masks and tote bags on Tuesday (March 31, 2020) (Reuters). – Adoration Friday prayer for the people Muslim di Gurugram, India, was continued to be protested by Hindu groups. They even stopped prayer activities in the past few months.

quote – network, the action led city officials to withdraw permits from most places as places for Friday prayer.

In a viral video last Friday, a Hindu named Dinesh Bharti was seen making fun of a Muslim imam. Identified as Shehzad Khan, said in Hindi, “Namaz nahi hogi yahan (There will be no prayers here).”

He was dragged away by the police and reportedly later arrested. For inciting and disturbing the public peace. According to Indian media reports, Bharti has already been arrested on similar charges.

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An umbrella organization of Hindu groups, the Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti (Committee for Joint Struggle with Hindus), even warned the authorities. They said they would stop Friday prayers on their own if the Gurugram government didn’t.

“We warn politely. We will not send any further memoranda. Therefore, it is the government’s responsibility to keep the peace, not ours, “wrote the Indian Express newspaper.

He also said his party was ready to accept sanctions up to and including imprisonment. In addition, he said he would not run if shot but also said the existing conditions would not be tolerated.

A 2018 report by the news site said there were 22 mosques in Gurugram. According to the 2011 census, the city has 1.1 million inhabitants. Less than 5 percent of the population are Muslim.

“There are no mosques nearby where we can go and do our Friday prayers. The nearest mosque is almost 4 kilometers away, ”said Najis.

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Right wing

Right-wing Hindu groups continue to protest against Muslims performing Friday prayers in a public place in Gurugram, an hour from India’s capital New Delhi, causing anger and fear among minorities.

Protesters parked a dozen trucks at one of India’s Muslim places of worship in Sector 37 of Gurugram last Friday. The area formerly known as Gurgaon in the northern state of Haryana.

The region is led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

When a group of Muslims arrived for Friday prayers, a crowd of Hindu men suddenly started chanting religious slogans. Including Ave Lord Ram who rebukes the congregation and says that prayers are not allowed. The action was carried out in front of local security forces.

It is known that 1.1 million people live in Gurugram. According to the 2011 census, Gurugram is a financial and technology center. Many multinational companies have offices there. Less than 5 percent of the population are Muslim.

Gurugram is faced with the problem of the lack of mosques for Muslim worship. Gurugram Muslims have been offering their Friday prayers in parks or on vacant lots for years with the approval of the authorities.

There are at least 100 places for Friday prayer.