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To avoid clashes, Lucknow police offers roses to Muslims who attended Friday prayers

Muslims being offered red roses by cops in Lucknow.

Lucknow: In order to ensure that Friday prayers pass off peacefully and avoid clashes, the police in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh on Friday offered roses to all the Muslim men who came to offer prayers.

Led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Chiranjeev Nath Sinha, the police offered a rose to every Muslim man who came to the Tile Wali Masjid to offer Friday prayers, news agency IANS reported.

“This was a gesture on our part to dispel the negativity that had been prevailing due to past incidents. We wanted to ensure the community that we were always there for them and also send out a message of love and peace,” Sinha told the news agency.

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