Gurugram Friday Namaz Row | Key Points
1.Regarding this decision the Gurugram Imam Organisation in its memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner clarified that it wants to ensure peace and harmony in Gurugram, and wants to prevent politics in this matter. After the mutual decision to offer namaz at 18 sites with six been temporary site it has also been made clear that if anyone creates any obstacle then the Muslim National Forum and the Imam Organisation will deal with it.
2. The clerics further said "We have decided that the Friday Namaz will not be offered at 20 places. We required six places on a temporary basis to offer Friday prayers for a few days by paying the maintenance fee fixed by the administration. The organisation will also submit documents of the designated clerics to the district administration." Additionally "We have appealed to the administration to remove the encroachments on the lands of masjids, madarsas and Waqf Board so that the Namaz can be offered peacefully," Khurshid Razaka, Convener of Muslim National Forum, told IANS.
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3. The assigned 12 sites include Jama Masjid Sadar Bazaar, Rajiv Chowk, Pataudi Chowk Mosque, Sector-57 Mosque, Village Chauma, Sheetla Colony, Shanti Nagar, Atul Kataria Chowk, Devilal Colony, Sarai Alwardi Mosque, Badshahpur and Darbaripur Road-Badshahpur.
4. The Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti raised the concerns to the district administration, with the demand that Muslims must not be allowed to pray in the open outside Muslim-dominated neighbourhoods.
5. The dispute came to an end with mutual decision,"Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti and the Gurugram Imam Organisation in a meeting with the district administration have decided that Friday prayers will be held at 12 places, while on a temporary basis it will also be offered at six places by paying the maintenance fee fixed by the administration," Rajeev Mittal, member of a right-wing group, told IANS.
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