Haryana Violence: Muslims Opt for Home Friday Namaz

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Amidst tension in Haryana’s Nuh district, authorities urge Muslims to pray at home, following an appeal from local administration and a request from Mufti Saleem Qasmi, Jamiat Ulama president in Gurugram.

On Thursday, officials convened a meeting with Muslim clerics in Haryana’s Nuh district. (Photo: PTI)

In the aftermath of the violence in Haryana’s Nuh district, the local administration made an appeal to Muslim clerics (ulema) to conduct Friday namaz (prayers) at home and encourage others to do the same.

In a meeting at the Nuh’s mini-secretariat, Deputy Commissioner Prashant Panwar and Superintendent of Police Varun Singla met with local ulema and urged them to promote home-based prayers, drawing parallels to the Covid period when the Muslim community offered prayers at home.

The authorities emphasized that a curfew was in place to normalize the tense situation and assured that innocent individuals would not be affected by the police investigation, ensuring that actions against the accused would comply with the law.

Mufti Saleem Qasmi, President of Jamiat Ulama in Gurugram, supported the appeal and urged people to pray at home, stating that only those residing in mosques could offer prayers within them, and nobody else would be allowed to enter, emphasizing the importance of preserving brotherhood.


Communal clashes erupted in Haryana’s Nuh district when a mob attempted to halt a Vishwa Hindu Parishad procession. Tragically, six people lost their lives, including two home guards, Neeraj and Gursevak, and one imam, Maulana Mohmmad Saad. The violence also resulted in the burning of several cars and food joints.

As of now, the police have taken 176 individuals into custody in connection with the communal clashes. Authorities are working to restore peace and investigate the situation further to ensure justice for the victims and prevent any further escalation of violence.

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