Hyderabad: Traffic was jammed due to dharna program for not allowing the Muslims to offer Namaz-e-Taraweeh which was an ancient practice.
According to the details, a few communal elements made a complaint to Collector of Jagtiyal raising an objection for allowing the Muslims to offer Namaz-e-Taraweeh at Mango Market, Jagtiyal.
On receipt of the complaint, the Collector did not permit the Muslims to offer Namaz.
Secretary of Mango Market, Rajeshwari called the police and revenue officials and stopped the work of digging the pits for the erection of temporary shed. RDO of the district told that on the report of the Intelligence, permission has not been granted for offering Namaz at Mango Market as a precautionary measure. He mentioned that the shops located at the market are for business and not for offering namaz.
Inspector of Police, Mr. R. Prakash also told that business can be transacted at this place and namaz cannot be offered.
It may be mentioned that this is the largest Mango Market of Telangana. It has more than 80% licensed businessmen, majority of them are Muslims. It has been a practice that Muslims used to offer Namaz-e-Taraweeh in one corner of the Mango Market for the past so many years.
The matter was brought to the notice of local MLA, Dr. M. Sanjay Kumar but it was not resolved. The leaders of Mango Association went to the Collectorate and met the Collector of the district. Dr. A. Sharat, District Collector did not permit the Muslim to offer namaz at the market. Against the action of the Collector, Mango association had declared ‘bandh’ for two days. Local residents and traders are feeling unrest about this decision of the authorities.
It may be mentioned that last week, “Masjid-e-Ek Khana”, Amberpet, Hyderabad was dismantled by GHMC. Later, incidents of pelting stones took place as some of the miscreants objected to the reconstruction of the Masjid.
Source: Siasat News