GBN police issues notice against offering Namaz at public places
Noida: In a notice issued by Gautam Buddh Nagar police to several multinational companies under the sector 58 police station jurisdiction, the police have asked the companies to inform their Muslim employees not to perform Namaz at Noida authority park in sector 58 or other public places citing it as unconstitutional.
Police officials said that actions will be taken against the company if their employees are found offering prayers in future.
Senior police officials said that several residents complained of offering Namaz in the open disrupts harmony in the park.
The notice has been issued after a group comprising of over hundreds of Muslim employees from various multinational companies in the vicinity performed Namaz in the park on Friday.
As per the notice issued by sector 58 Station house officer Pankaj Rai, the Muslim employees of several multinational companies use to gather in the Noida Authority's park to offer prayers on every Friday.
"As the prayers have been offered at a public place without getting permission from the city magistrate and district administration, we are issuing notice and have been asking on your behalf that you would inform your Muslim employees that they should not go to the park for offering Namaz. It is the duty of their company to inform them and advice not to perform such practices and if they're again found doing so, actions will be initiated against the company," reads the notice issued by SHO sector 58.
While Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Dr Ajay Pal Sharma said that the mentioned notice does not pertain to only one community.
Sharma further said that the notice has been issued to maintain a state of law and order.
"Some people had sought permission for offering prayers in the Noida Authority's park in Sector 58, which is yet to be given by the office of the city magistrate. And, this information was passed on to all the companies," Sharma said.
"The information does not pertain to a particular community but is for everybody. It is expected that all will help the police in maintaining peace and harmony in the district," Sharma added.