Gurgaon: Devotees driven out of masjid

Nuh, Mewat, Gurgaon: The controversy over Friday prayers has not yet ended in Gurgaon. Some miscreants of the majority community in Bhora Kalan a Village in Pataudi Tehsil in Gurgaon District of Haryana State disrupted the namaz and forced devotees out of the masjid. The incident created panic in Pataudi tehsil and adjoining areas.

According to sources when a Muslim labour arrived in the masjid to offer namaz some anti-social elements held his hand and forced him out of the masjid saying that only people from Bhora Kalan can offer namaz in the said masjid. Due to disruption of namaz by the miscreants, the Friday prayer was offered 3 hours late; while a dozen labour were deprived of offering namaz.

The namaz was followed by a panchayat in which majority community forced Muslims to agree nearly a dozen conditions which were agreed upon by both communities in 2013 which include not allowing non-local people from offering namaz and not conducting any Islamic activity. The majority community warned that if the conditions are not agreed upon, another way will be adopted.

Prominent personalities of the area condemned the atrocity of miscreants on Muslims of Bhora Kalan. They urged the government to provide security to Muslims and take strict action against the criminals.