Members of Hindutva groups shouting “Jai Shri Ram” in Gurugram’s Sector 37 while disrupting Muslim prayers. | Photo: Screengrab of Twitter video | Aishwariya S Iyer Twitter

By Sana Ejaz / Two Circles

NEW DELHI — Members of Hindutva groups on Friday again disrupted Friday namaz in Gurugram’s Sector 69 threatening to scale up protests if the prayers are not stopped in public places.

The members shouted “Jai Shri Ram” slogans while Muslims were offering prayers. The incident is the third such instance in consecutive weeks where Hindutva members disrupted Friday prayers at the site. 

After protests, the police detained 30-40 people from Hindutva groups and Muslims were allowed to offer prayers on some portions of the ground in the presence of heavy security.

A video posted by Live Hindustan, shows a member of a Hindutva outfit telling Muslim worshippers not to pray in open spaces.

“This is not Udaipur; this is Gurgaon,” a member of Bajrang Dal, is heard saying in one of the videos. He was among those who protested against offering namaz in open spaces in Gurgaon last year as well. 

After controversy over namaz offering in open places, the district administration designated six open sites including Atlas Chowk at HSIIDC Ground, Peepal Chowk in Udyog Vihar phase-2, HSVP land in Udyog Vihar phase-4, Leisure Valley Ground in Sector 29, HSVP land in Sector 42 and HSVP land in Sector 69, for offering namaz In 2021.

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