Police deployed in Noida society after row over namaz | Noida News

NOIDA: A police team had to be deployed at Supertech Ecovillage 2 in Greater Noida after a group of residents objected to a gathering for namaz on Monday evening.
The residents said they did not have any objection to people offering prayers in the society’s commercial compound, but alleged that many of them were outsiders. This, they said, had put the society’s security at risk.
Around 8.30pm on Monday, a group of residents went to the commercial complex of the society and raised objections when some 50 people started gathering for prayers.
“Since it is the holy month of Ramzan, the builder had provided space on the third floor of the commercial compound for namaz. Around 30-40 people had been offering prayers there every day. The residents started objecting when they found that some outsiders had also gathered,” said Anil Rajput, the SHO of Bisrakh police station.
The residents said allowing outsiders would compromise with the society at Ecovillage. “The entrance to the commercial space is only through the main gate. Of the 30-40 people who have been offering prayers here, only 10 are from the society. Look, we don’t have any objection to people offering prayers here, but they should be residents of the society,” said a resident.
The Muslim residents have now decided to offer prayers at home. “They have informed us in writing that they will not be offering prayers in the market but at their homes or mosques. But as a precautionary measure, we have deployed a police team at the society,” said Rambadan Singh, the DCP (central Noida). Rajeev Dixit, the additional DCP, ruled out any threat to law and order. “The matter has been resolved. The deployment is only a precautionary measure,” he added.

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