Gurgaon, November 20
A day after the Gurdwara Singh Sabha Committee of Gurgaon announced that it was opening its doors to Muslims for them to offer Friday Namaz at its premises, Friday prayers by Muslims were not offered at any Gurdwara in the Millennium City.
The gurdwara committee in a statement on Friday stated that due to the Gurupurab celebrations, Muslims themselves refused to offer Friday Namaz to avoid any conflict.
A final decision on the same would be taken next week, said the Committee.
Speaking to news agency ANI over the matter, the spokesperson of the gurdwara management committee, Daya Singh said, “Committee had decided to offer space for Nawaz if Muslims were facing problems; will let them offer Namaz here. Due to Gurupurb, the Muslims themselves refused to offer Namaz to avoid any conflict. We will take 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 added.
Meanwhile, a local resident Lakhiram Yeduvanshi has offered his land to perform Namaz.
“I contacted the chairman of Muslim Ekta Manch in order to offer them land to offer Namaz. There are some people who want to disturb the peace in the area. I am offering my plot to the Muslim brothers to perform Namaz,” said Mr Yeduvanshi.