Home News Reports Uttar Pradesh: Despite protests, police sticks to orders, does not allow Namazis to offer Namaz on road in Bareilly

Uttar Pradesh: Despite protests, police sticks to orders, does not allow Namazis to offer Namaz on road in Bareilly

Noida police had also in December 2018 issued an advisory notice to companies in sector 58, asking their administrations to dissuade their employees from visiting nearby parks for offering namaz

In a futile attempt, Namazis who assembled outside Chowki Chouraha Masjid in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, to offer Friday Namaz on the road, agitated against the Uttar Pradesh police but remained unsuccessful as the UP police determined to follow decree, refrained the mob from offering Namaz on the road, reports Dainik Jagran.

The UP police acted after receiving a complaint that the traffic outside the Masjid was being hampered as a group of Namazis assembled outside the Masjid and laid mats on the road to offer Namaz on June 7.

The police then reached the spot to disperse the crowd. When they saw the crowd swelling, the UP police too sprung into action and immediately called for extra force to deal with the mob.

- Ad - - article resumes -

Ultimately, the police managed to dissipate the crowd. However, a handful of people were allowed to offer Namaz outside the Masjid but the police made sure that the traffic was not disrupted.

Though according to the Dainik Jagran’ report the brawl lasted for three hours, when Opindia approached the Bareilly police they confirmed that the incident did occur but maintained that the police came to a settlement with the crowd in an hour or so and they agreed not to block the roads and disturb the traffic in the area.

Moreover, according to Dainik Jagran, since the Uttar Pradesh Police had faced a similar situation last week, this Friday they were well prepared in advance. They had called the Masjid’ Imam on Friday morning and cautioned him not to allow Namazis to encroach the road. They had also drawn a line in front of the Mosque barring the crowd to cross the line.

Despite the warning, the Namazis who started assembling outside the mosque at 1.30 in the afternoon began to lay mats outside the mosque encroaching beyond the permitted area. The police, however, intervened and removed the mats and stopped the Namazis from offering prayers on the road.

Some Masjid authorities approached inspector Pankaj Verma with a complaint against the police authorities. However, Verma remained firm on his decision and refused to entertain the complaint.

Last year the Madras High Court had ruled that public places cannot be encroached upon for the purpose of offering prayers. A  bench of Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice Krishnan Ramasamy had on July 18, 2018, observed that everyone is entitled by law to pray in a place of worship or their residence, but they cannot do so in a public space which will cause a nuisance to the general public.

Moreover, after this ruling, the Noida police had also in December 2018 issued an advisory notice to companies in sector 58, asking their administrations to dissuade their employees from visiting nearby parks for offering namaz.

The order issued by the Noida police to the companies cited the district magistrate’s order that ‘No religious activities’ including namaz can be offered in the authority parks. The police also added that namaz should be offered in Mosques and Idgahs.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

Sanjay Leela Bhansali set to produce an hour-long movie based on the life of PM Modi and is titled Mann Bairagi.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

‘Professional Congress’ member posts promotional tweets for 500 rupees, blames ‘social media manager’ after having defended tweet

Flipkart Big Billion Sale is here and well, 'Congress supporters' would like to earn a few quick bucks.

‘Kashmir free from shackles of Pakistan sponsored terrorism’: Pakistani org representing Pashtuns refuses to support Imran Khan’s Kashmir protest, backs India

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), the principal body representing Pashtuns in Pakistan, has rejected Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent call to all people in which he urged them to come out and support Pakistan’s narrative on Kashmir. 

Prashant Kishor’s team starts reaching out to media and influencers with ‘paid content’ offers ahead of West Bengal assembly elections

Darjeeling Chronicle has exposed how Prashant Kishor led IPAC is reaching out to 'influencers' and digital portals to carry out paid campaigning for TMC and Mamata Banerjee ahead of 2021 West Bengal state elections

Suvarna news anchor wants scientist arrested for his sarcastic Tweet about ‘Mysore Pak’, claims his act was ‘seditious’

The anchor of Suvarna news, Jayaprakash Shetty has now asked for the arrest of scientist Ranganathan for claiming Mysore Pak belonged to Tamil Nadu in a sarcastic Tweet
Stopped for traffic rules violation, Delhi girl threatens suicide

Watch: Stopped by traffic cops, Delhi girl threatens with suicide, helmet attack and then her mother

The girl was reportedly stopped for the broken license plate on her two-wheeler. When the traffic police demanded to see the scooter's documents, she stated that she had no papers.
Image Source: twitter

Malala Yousafzai spreads fake news, claims girl from Kashmir missed her exams on August 12 which was an Eid holiday

According to Malala, one of the three girls from Kashmir missed her exams on August 12. However, August 12 is a notified holiday declared across the country by Government of India on the occasion of Bakr Id or Eid ul-Adha.

Congress’ AIPC member blames Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an incident of violence in Pakistan

All India Professionals' Congress member Andria D'Souza wants to hold PM Modi accountable for an incident in Pakistan

Kannada media spreads fake news, accuses Nirmala Sitaraman of ‘giving’ Mysorepak to Tamil Nadu

No one had expected that a huge controversy would erupt over the issue of Mysore Pak, which originated in Mysuru during the rule of Wodeyar dynasty.
Sharad pawar invents a new excuse to shift the blame of the defeat in the Lok Sabha polls

Pakistan hospitable, BJP govt spreading lies about Pakistan for political gains: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar at minority event

NCP chief Sharad Pawar expressed his admiration for terror state Pakistan stating that the people of Pakistan are "very hospitable" while blaming BJP govt for spreading lies about Pakistan for political gains
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

182,789FansLike
180,337FollowersFollow
97,457SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post