A local association of gurdwaras announced it would open its doors to allow namaz with the number of sites for Friday prayers having shrunk by almost half in the city because of protests by rightwing outfits and some local residents over the past few weeks.
Gurdwara Singh Sabha Committee of Gurgaon, which has five gurdwaras affiliated to it said it will approach the administration to seek permission to allow Muslims to offer namaz in small groups without compromising on Covid protocols.
“It was disturbing to learn about the opposition to namaz in open areas. The doors of our gurdwaras are always open to everyone. If Muslims are facing problems in finding a place for Friday prayers, they are welcome to offer namaz in gurdwaras,” said Harry Sindhu from the committee. He said that while each gurdwara has the capacity to accommodate thousands of people at a time, they have been allowing only small groups due to Covid norms.
Sher Dil Singh, another member of the committee, said a gurdwara is “guru ka darbar” where anyone can come and pray.