Haryana violence: Muslims to offer Friday prayers at home

A burnt down bus in Nuh area of Haryana as violence continues in the state.

Gurugram: Muslims will not offer Friday prayers at any public place or mosques in view of violence that flared up in Nuh, Sohna, and Gurugram earlier in the week, PTI reported citing a community leader’s announcement.

Mufti Saleem Qasmi, president of Jamiat Ulama in Gurugram, appealed through a video message to people to refrain from praying in public places or gathering in mosques for prayers.

Qasmi said it is the responsibility of the people to maintain brotherhood.

The decision comes in the wake of the violence againsy Muslims in various parts including Nuh and Gurugram.

Six people including a mosque Imam, Moulana Saad, 19, were killed by Hindu group. Various structures including mosques, shops and restaurant were burnt down.

“I appeal to the people to offer namaz at home. Only those people who live in a masjid can offer namaz in the masjid. No one else is allowed to enter it. May Allah protect our brotherhood,” Mufti told PTI on Thursday.

Hindu right-wing outfits had on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to a Deputy Commissioner of Police demanding, among many other things, a ban on namaz in public places.

DC Prashant Panwar and SP Varun Singla of Nuh held a meeting with the Ulemas in Nuh on Thursday and appealed to them to pray at their homes.

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