Khattar also said that the district administration’s earlier decision to reserve some places for prayers in open spaces has been withdrawn and the state government will now find an amicable solution to the issue.
“The practice of offering namaz in the open here (Gurugram) will not be tolerated… But we will find an amicable solution.”
Khattar said, “Everyone should get the facility (to pray) but no one should violate the rights of others. It will not be allowed.”
On withdrawing the district administration’s decision to fix some places for prayers at open places, he said, “We have asked the police and the deputy commissioner to sort out the issue…if someone offers prayers, at someone else’s place.” We do not mind if we recite it.
He said, “Religious places are built for the purpose that people go there and offer prayers. Such programs should not be held in the open.” Khattar said, “Confrontation should be avoided by offering Namaz in open places. We will not even allow confrontation (between two parties).
Over the past few months, members of some Hindu organizations have gathered at places where members of the Muslim community offer ‘namaz’ in open spaces and chants of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Jai Shri Ram”. Put it