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Noida: Park where namaz was stopped filled with water, cleric says can’t do much

December 29, 2018 1:08 am

This is a departure from around two weeks ago, when the park was being watered during the evening, keeping in mind people’s prayer timings.

Noida Namaz order: Stop ‘Sangh Shakhas’ in public places too, Congress leader writes to DGP

December 28, 2018 5:12 am

In his letter, Sampurnananda, chairperson of the Congress’ Vichar department, said they would now go to the districts to “expose” the BJP government.

Will hold firms liable if staff offer namaz in public: Noida police

December 25, 2018 1:49 pm

According to a notice issued last week by police stations in Noida, including at the Sector 58 industrial hub, companies will be held liable if their employees are found violating the directive.

Months on, Gurgaon sees another row over namaz

August 18, 2018 9:20 am

The imam Abdul Wajid said, “We have read namaz on a vacant plot in this area for several years, and had taken permission from police for doing so after the whole controversy."

Supreme Court upholds order barring non-residents of Agra from namaz in Taj Mahal

July 09, 2018 12:57 pm

The court also said since the Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world, it should be kept in mind. The court observed that people can offer namaz in other mosques, however, Taj Mahal should be avoided. 

Muslim groups in Gurgaon claim stopped from offering namaz at vacant plot again

June 30, 2018 7:46 am

According to representatives of the Muslim community, they had taken the space on rent following clashes with locals over reading namaz in the allotted spots in the area.

In midst of namaz row, Gurgaon hosts a community iftar

June 11, 2018 3:40 am

The community iftar was organised by Gurgaon Nagrik Ekta Manch, a group of city residents who came together to raise their voices against demands made by Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti — which had protested against reading namaz in the open.

Meerut: Objection to Muslims offering namaz at a tomb triggers clash

May 18, 2018 7:47 am

On Tuesday, Meerut Mayor Sunita Verma, of the BSP, had sought to cancel cultural programmes at the Nauchandi fair here contending that the loud music could distract Muslim worshippers when they offered prayers, but this was shot down after BJP councillors objected.

Now, outfits to press for namaz at just five places in Gurgaon

May 13, 2018 2:38 am

Of the 47 places where prayers were offered Friday, 23 were “open spaces” while 24 were masjids or properties belonging to Waqf board. Before the protest by various outfits, namaz used to be read at around 100 vacant plots and parks.

Amid tight security, Friday prayers held

May 12, 2018 3:11 am

Members of the Samiti saw the reduced strength of worshippers as “a sign that the Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims have realised they are in trouble”. Even as prayers were being held, members of the Samiti maintained “vigil”. They also alleged that namaz was read at places that were not part of the list.