Gurgaon Administration Withdraws Permission for Namaz at Eight Spots
Caving to pressure from Hindutva groups, Gurgaon’s district administration on Tuesday cancelled permission to offer namaz at eight of the 37 designated sites. In a statement, the administration cited “objection from local residents and resident welfare associations” as the reason, according to Indian Express.
The move comes after sustained protests by Hindutva groups, which have opposed public namaz offerings despite the administration’s permission. The administration was forced to provide police protection to the sites….
Last Friday, 30 people were detained after they attempted to disrupt namaz in Gurugram by shouting slogans and holding up placards. As The Wire has reported, Hindutva leaders and groups have been central to the protests and have made false allegations against the Muslim community….