With several states in the country to witness elections soon, the right wing Hindu groups appeared let lose to ransack peace and harmony as several incidents of provoking communal tension were reported from different parts of the country.
Just two days after the Muradabad incident, wherein Hindu right wing activist forcefully stop Muslims from offering Namaz in a private premises during Ramzan, another similar issue took a communal turn Today in Noida when few members from an alleged Hindu fringe group raised objection over arrangements for namaz in a separate portion of a commercial complex and started chanting Hanuman Chalisa.
According to a report, the members of Hindu right wing group raised an objection when few Muslims in a housing society decided to organize Namaz-e-Taraweeh in a commercial complex in the colony. Though the local police said they took the situation into control, deployment of heavy police forces in the area speaks about the gravity of the situation.
According to reports, the Muslims residents of a housing society called “Supertech Ecovillage-2” generally offer Namaz-e-Taraweeh in an abandoned portion of a third floor of a commercial complex in the society for several years.
“Neither anyone has raised any objection nor the Muslims put anyone into trouble while offering namaz during the month of Ramzan. However, few members barged into the colony and started chanting Hanuman Chalisa,” said a local Muslim resident of the Society.
“We have arranged congregation only after securing permission from the Management of the society and made arrangements of few bed sheets, curtains and carpets to offer namaz,” he further said adding that “This might have went wrong with some people,”
However, a local hindu resident of the Society and a Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ravi Sharma claim that they witnessed some outsiders too are coming to offer namaz for two or three days which we do not want to allow. We demanded the Management of the Society to take remedial steps and start chanting Hanuman Chalisa as a protest when no action was initiated by the management in this regard.
Giving straight dupe about the incident, the Chief Property Manager of the Society Jawed Khan explained that the Muslim residents asked for a permission to offer namaz-e-Taraweeh in advance for which we allow them to offer the same at an abandoned place in a supermarket with a separate entrance outside the society. However, he said, we stopped the congregation after the objection was raised and removed the curtains.