UP: Hindutva men object to Muslims praying Taraweeh at home; file complaint (Siasat)

While speaking to reporters, Rashtriya Bajrang Dal state president Rohan Saxena said they will not allow new paramparas (traditions) to brew in the city.

Right-wing organisation Rashtriya Bajrang Dal objected to the offering of Taraweeh prayers by a group of Muslim men in the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

The incident happened on Saturday night when a group of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal led by its state president Rohan Saxena barged into the godown of a Muslim man named Zakir Hussain in Lajpat Nagar in Katghar police station area.

The right-wing men created a ruckus after which police had to be called to pacify the situation.

Later while speaking to reporters, Saxena said that they will not allow new paramparas (traditions) to brew in the city.

“We got information that Zakir is creating a new tradition by conducting prayers with his Muslim brothers. We vehemently oppose this and further will not allow any such tradition to spring up in our city or the state,” Saxena told reporters.

“We have repeatedly asked the police to lodge FIRs against violent people (referring to the Muslim community),” Saxena said.

When asked how did his organisation come to know about the incident, he said, “We received information from their neighbours. We also have images as proofs. We will not stand this.”

“We have asked the police officials to lodge a complaint against them. And if they fail to do so, the Rashtriya Bajrang Dal will come to the streets to protest against it,” Saxena said…


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