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Gurgaon police arrests 6 for disrupting namaz

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Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 

Six people have been arrested by the Gurgaon Police for preventing Muslim men from offering "namaz" at a vacant plot in Wazirabad village here.

Tension had gripped the village after the incident, a video of which has been doing the rounds of social media.

According to the Gurgaon Police, around 500 Muslim men had gathered at the plot to offer Friday prayers a week ago.

They offered "namaz" under police protection.

"In view of the April 20 incident, we have deployed adequate policemen at the village to maintain the law and order situation," said Ravinder Kumar, the PRO of the Gurgaon police.

A number of people, allegedly belonging to a Hindu group, can be seen shouting slogans in the video.

They alleged that Muslim men wanted to grab the land where they offered namaz.

Gautam Saini, the president of the Shiv Sena Gurgaon unit, said they would protest the arrest of the six men.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, April 28 2018. 01:10 IST