Extremist Groups Continue to Disrupt Friday prayers in Gurgaon

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Gurgaon : A group of right-wing activists and locals today again interrupted the Friday Namaz, which was being offered at a designated open site in Gurgaon. They stopped Muslims from offering Namaz in the presence of police on the ground. Around six people were detained, police sources told NDTV.

Videos from the namaz site at Sector 37 showed protesters shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ from less than 30 metres as a small group of Muslims offered Friday prayers.

The Namaz site is nearby police station, still the security arrangements made were inadequate. Police officials were seen creating Human Chain, to stop the protesters from disrupting the namaz, videos from the ground showed.

In another video, a protester was seen stopping a Muslim man from walking towards the namaz site. He was later taken away by police officials present in the area.

According to reports, around 15 Muslims gathered at the ground today for namaz. They were seen offering Friday prayers amid shouts of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Vande Matram’.

Earlier in the day, the locals had parked their trucks on the ground claiming they don’t have space to park trucks elsewhere.

The ground located at Sector 37 is one of 29 sites set aside for namaz after an agreement between Hindus and Muslims following similar clashes in 2018.

When the protests first made headlines Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar said everyone had a right to pray, but he also issued a caveat, saying “those offering prayers should not block road traffic”.

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