CM Manohar Lal Khattar has been countered by former MPs as to why Muslims are being targeted and restricted from offering prayers freely
Haryana, December 16: Former Rajya Sabha MP Mohammad Adeeb retaliated after Haryana Chief Minister announced last Friday that offering namaz in the open shall not be allowed. The former countered by questioning the CM regarding the number of places that have been allotted for the same.
The district administration had initially sanctioned 37 places for Juma prayers in Gurgaon. However, that was cut down to 20 and now CM Manohar Lal Khattar has made an announcement that new places are to be allotted and that till then offering namaaz in the open is not allowed.
Sources reveal that the withdrawal was due to the complaint lodged by the locals and a Residential Welfare Association.
Adeeb expressed his concern regarding the same to the media. The former MP mentioned that he understood the consequences of offering prayers at random public places. That is the very reason they have been trying to figure out the allotted locations for the same.
Every city plan comprises religious places being sanctioned to its people. While the same had been done for the Muslims in the city, the places were also withdrawn without the provision of any alternate locations.
Adeeb expressed his concern regarding the Friday namaaz to be offered today since his people have nowhere to go.
According to Haryana CM Khattar, prayers should be offered at home and not out in the open where there is potential for conflicts to spark off. Despite, the CM assuring the masses that the issue shall be looked into and solved “amicably”, it has already stirred up discord among people.
Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah commented on the issue stating how the Muslims feel cornered since the announcement, especially because no other religious sect has been made to go through this.