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Gurugram namaz: Police detain several right-wing activists for chanting Jai Shri Ram in attempt to disrupt Jumma prayers

The Bharat Mata Vahini leader Dinesh Bharti, who has been at the forefront of these protests across sites in Gurugram since September was among those who have detained by Gurugram police.

The Gurugram Police on Friday detained several right-wing activists who were chanting Jai Shri Ram to disrupt Jumma prayer which was being offered at Sector 37 of Gurugram by the members of the Muslim community.

Slogans like ‘Jai Shri Ram’ were being chanted by the right-wing protesters amid heavy police presence at the site where Namaz was once held.

In an attempt to stop Friday prayer, overs 50 Hindu right-wing protestors gathered at the site at the time of namaaz and started arguing with the police personnel. To stop Jumma prayers, several protesters also parked their trucks citing parking issues earlier in the day.

However, the protesters did not leave the namaz site despite repeated requests from the Gurugram police.

 

In a video shared by various journalists on Twitter, several right-wing Hindu group members could be seen arguing with the officials. A protester in the video can be heard saying that they will not move even if they get arrested and that the police should not try to intimidate peaceful protesters.

The Bharat Mata Vahini leader Dinesh Bharti, who has been at the forefront of these protests across sites in Gurugram since September was among those who have been detained by Gurugram police.

The protests in Sector 37 came amid several weeks of protests at the site against Friday namaz being offered in open spaces of Haryana’s Gurugram district.

Since September, Namaz is being disrupted in Gurugram. Similar protests have been continuing at several sites in Sector 47 and Sector 12. On 5 November, the Hindutva organizations even performed a pooja at the Sector 12 site.

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