It’s Friday, Security Beefs Up


Gurugram: In view of the ongoing Gurugram namaz row, the city’s authorities have appointed 76 duty magistrates to supervise the Friday prayers by the Muslims.

Alerts have been announced throughout the city and the police of the districts of Assam have also been asked to be observant. According to the administration, prayers will be held in seventy-six open places in the city, for which security arrangements have been chalked out.

The Haryana Waqf board had on May 7, alleged encroachments on 19 mosques in Gurugram that were lying unused or were illegally occupied, which was forcing Muslims to pray in the open.

The Board demanded intervention from state authorities and the vacating of all illegally occupied places so that it could be used for offering prayers on Friday. The outfit also urged to provide police protection to those offering prayers at these places.

On April 20, six people were arrested for disturbing namaz in Gurugram as Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti has called for a ban on namaz in open spaces.