Six-seven persons were put into buses by police for allegedly attempting to disrupt the prayers, which were eventually offered amid sloganeering even as police created a cordon by pushing back the protesters.
🔴 Nuh has the lowest vaccination rate in Haryana and, according to data shared at the conference of state health ministers in Delhi in October, was among the 48 lowest performing districts in the country in terms of vaccine coverage.
After a year at Delhi’s borders, farmers said they have achieved a “half-victory”, and will continue to camp here. Many said the announcement could be a “ploy” ahead of state polls, and that they would wait for SKM leaders to decide the next course of action.
Describing the offer as “gracious”, Mufti Mohammad Saleem, president of the Jamiat Ulama in Gurgaon, said they met representatives of the gurdwaras Wednesday, and decided to offer namaz at Sector 39 and Sadar Bazar this Friday.
The Sector 12 locality, where Yadav’s shop is, has witnessed protests in recent weeks from some local residents and members of the Sanyukta Hindu Sangharsh Samiti, which also organised a Govardhan Puja at the namaz site recently.
Organised by the Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti, it was attended by BJP’s Kapil Mishra, Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s international joint general secretary Surendra Jain, and Haryana BJP spokesperson Suraj Pal Amu.
Late last month, a group of 26 protesters -- several of whom were from right-wing groups -- were arrested for attempting to disrupt the namaz before being released on bail the same day. Many of them were present at Friday’s event.
The leaders said they had agreed to allow passage of two-wheelers, pedestrians, and ambulances from 7 am to 8 pm till November 6, when a meeting of Sanyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is scheduled in which the future course of action will be decided.
The victims have been identified as Amarjeet Kaur (51), Gurmail Kaur (65), and Sukhwinder Kaur (55). The two injured women, Gurmail Kaur (60) and Harmeet Kaur (56), were rushed to civil hospital in Bahadurgarh.
In the FIR, the complainant claimed, “The accused threatened me and told me to stop conducting the Friday namaz. Both [accused] threatened me with dire consequences if I didn’t heed their warning of putting a stop to the Friday namaz."