Friday namaz: Gurugram cops to ensure Covid protocols

Friday namaz: Gurugram cops to make sure Covid protocols


Within the wake of rising Covid-19 circumstances in Gurugram, the district administration on Thursday requested senior police officers to make sure that Covid-19 protocols are adopted in any respect the open websites the place namaz can be supplied on Friday. Greater than 400 police personnel can be deployed at such websites to trace down any violations, officers stated.

“We now have directed the police to maintain strict vigil and to penalise folks if discovered violating guidelines,” a senior official from the district administration stated, including that some members of the Gurugram Imam Sanghathan met the deputy commissioner on Thursday and guaranteed him that protocols can be adopted in the course of the Friday prayers.

In keeping with officers, the Gurugram police commissioner has directed all police stations to deploy a workforce every to make sure that folks comply with pointers in areas akin to Udyog Vihar, sectors 37, 44, 10, 57, 22 and 29, and Palam Vihar which are vulnerable to crowding on Fridays.

In the meantime, members of Gurugram Imam Sanghathan and Muslim Rashtriya Manch held a gathering on Thursday afternoon and requested folks to not collect for namaz in massive numbers within the open and suggested them additionally to not assemble in mosques on account of the contemporary wave of infections.

The members met the deputy commissioner and handed over a letter to him stating that they’d not violate any Covid-19 protocol and also will scale back the variety of folks providing namaz within the open.

Presently, a most of fifty persons are allowed for any operate/non secular programme in open areas.

Khurshid Rajaka, coordinator of the sanghathan, who can also be the nationwide convener of Muslim Rashtriya Manch, stated there have been complaints final week that greater than 80 folks had supplied prayers within the open at one explicit spot. “We don’t wish to violate any pointers or orders of the state and the district administration, and we’ve requested all our brothers to comply with the protocol for the advantage of everybody. We now have deliberate to scale back the power to only about 10 folks per spot,” he stated.

“We now have appealed to all mosques in Gurugram and Nuh to not enable massive gatherings for namaz. The imams of mosques will provide namaz within the presence of restricted folks, and in shifts. We now have to work collectively to combat the Covid-19,” Rajaka stated.

Aman Yadav, assistant commissioner of police (Sadar), stated police groups will go to the areas the place footfall to supply prayers is excessive. “If anybody is discovered violating Covid-19 norms such because the masks rule and social distancing, then they are going to be fined,” he stated.

Final Friday, Muslims supplied namaz at 10 places within the metropolis, with no disruption reported from anyplace beneath police safety. On the Sector 29 website on final Friday, leaders of the Muslim neighborhood had introduced that prayers wouldn’t be supplied within the open areas from subsequent Friday in view of the rising Covid circumstances within the district.

Gurugram has been witnessing protests over providing of namaz within the open from members of some right-wing outfits since 2018.

It’s value mentioning right here that presently, there are not any designated websites (open public areas) for providing namaz in Gurugram. The Gurugram administration final 12 months had introduced down the variety of designated websites from 37 to twenty throughout the district. Nevertheless, after the Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar introduced on December 10 that performing namaz can’t be tolerated in open areas, all websites had been cancelled. The administration is but to earmark new locations for prayers.


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