Gurugram: Locals, Hindutva outfits conduct havan at namaz site, claim to commemorate 26/11 martyrs

Locals and members of Hindutva outfits today conducted Havan at the open site outside Sector 37 police station in Gurugram, claiming that they had gathered to commemorate 26/11 martyrs. The site was allocated for Muslims to offer Namaz.

Posting a video clip on Twitter, Times of India journalist Sagrika Kissu tweeted, “Locals and members of Hindu outfits today gathered near the open site outside Sector 37 police station where Namaz was offered last Friday. The members conducted Havan claiming that they are here to commemorate 26/11 martyrs.”

In another video posted by Swarajya journalist, Swati Goel Sharma, people are heard chanting slogans against NDTV.

“In Khandsa village of Gurugram where residents and Hindu activists did havan at an open land today (where namaz is gathered and where both sides entered into a scuffle last week), crowd raises chants against NDTV,” Sharma tweeted.

With continuous disruptions of namaz gatherings in the open to take place every Friday in Haryana’s Gurugram district, several members of the Muslim community on Thursday said they have no option left but to approach the court, in order to seek relief from constant harassment and uphold their constitutional right to religious freedom and worship.

Meanwhile, Muslim groups had said that the number of mosques in Gurugram was not adequate to offer Friday prayers.

Earlier this month, due to protests from several people and Hindutva outfits that started in several areas, the Gurugram administration reduced the number of public sites for namaz from sector 37 to 20. However, disruptions have been continuing even at designated sites.

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