New Delhi: A day after Gurugram’s Gurudwara Singh Sabha Committee announced of opening its doors to the Muslim community for Friday Namaz at Gurudwara premises, no prayers were offered at any Gurudwara.
In a statement, the Committee stated that due to the celebration of Gurupurab, the Muslim community refused to offer Namaz to avoid any communal conflict.
A final decision is said on the related situation will be taken on the upcoming week, Committee stated.
Spokesperson of the Gurudwara management committee Daya Singh cited, “Committee had decided to offer space for Namaz if Muslims were facing problems; will let them offer Namaz here. Due to Gurupurab, the Muslims themselves refused to offer Namaz to avoid any conflict. We will make the final decision on Namaz next week,”
“Why there is an issue in offering Namaz in public or open space when we can take out Kanwar Yatra or Nagar Kirtan. In the 1984 riots, Muslims gave a message of brotherhood by saving the lives of thousands of Sikhs,” he further added.
A local resident Lakhiram Yeduvanshi has also offered his own property to perform Namaz to the Muslims.
“I contacted the chairman of Muslim Ekta Manch in order to offer them land to offer Namaz. There are some miscreants who want to disturb the peace in the area. I am offering my plot to the Muslim brothers to perform Namaz,” Yaduvanshi stated.