The Gurudwara Committee of Sadar Bazar in Gurugram has decided to offer its premises for Friday prayers following objections over the offering of namaz in public and open places in Gurugram over the last two months.
“It’s ‘Guru Ghar’, open for all communities with no discrimination. There shouldn’t be any politics here. Basement is now open for Muslim brothers who want to offer ‘Jumme ki namaz’,” said Sherdil Singh Sidhu, President of Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha, the committee which administers five places of worship, including the oldest Sikh place of worship in the city, according to media reports.
“If there’s an open space, Muslims should be allowed to offer namaz. We shouldn’t fight over such petty issues. People who were offering namaz in open sought administration’s permission and those who had problems should have approached the administration before attacking them,” he added.
Earlier, the Gurugram administration had withdrawn permission to offer namaz at eight out of 37 sanctioned sites in the city. On several occasions earlier, residents of Gurugram have complained and staged a protest against Friday namaz at public grounds.
As per an official statement from the district administration, the permission was cancelled after an objection from locals and resident associations.