'Ensure no namaaz in parks or face consequences': Noida Police issues notice to companies in IT hub

Noida Police on Tuesday issued a notice to companies asking them to ensure that their employees don't offer namaz in public parks, demanding adherence to the restrictions.

FP Staff December 25, 2018 15:41:37 IST
'Ensure no namaaz in parks or face consequences': Noida Police issues notice to companies in IT hub

Noida Police on Tuesday issued a notice to companies telling them to ensure their employees don't offer namaaz in public parks, according to several media reports. As per the notice, the police warned the companies that if their instructions are not followed, they will be "held accountable." The notice, issued by the police of Noida's Sector 58, also clarified that Muslim employees should be asked to offer Friday prayers in mosques or on the premises of the company.

Ensure no namaaz in parks or face consequences Noida Police issues notice to companies in IT hub

Representational image. PTI

DNA reported that the police, in the notice, informed the companies that prior clearance needs to be taken to perform religious activities in public places like parks. Earlier, the city magistrate was asked for permission to offer prayers in such spaces, but the authorities refused to allow it in public, as per the report.

“We want to inform you that there is no permission from the administration to conduct any kind of religious activity including namaaz offered on Friday in the Authority park in Sector 58. It has been often seen that the Muslim workers of your company assemble in the park to offer namaaz and I, the SHO, have told the group to not hold prayers in the park. Also, their plea to the city magistrate has not received any permission to do so," the notice read, as per the DNA report.

Companies in the area sought a meeting with senior Noida police officers for clarification on the matter, particularly on the clause that threatens to hold them liable for violations of the order by employees, The Indian Express reported.

 

The statement also read, "Thus, it is expected from you that you at your level inform your Muslim employees to not come to the park to offer Namaz. If employees of your company come to the park, it will be assumed that you have not informed your employees and your company will be held liable," as per the report.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

14-year-old pregnant Dalit girl killed by father and brother in UP's Sidhauli, say police
India

14-year-old pregnant Dalit girl killed by father and brother in UP's Sidhauli, say police

While the father has been arrested, the victim's brother fled from the spot. The police are also trying to identify the person responsible for the girl's pregnancy

'Shameful' that many Indians don't consider Dalits, Muslims, tribals as human, says Rahul Gandhi on Hathras case
India

'Shameful' that many Indians don't consider Dalits, Muslims, tribals as human, says Rahul Gandhi on Hathras case

Referring to the Uttar Pradesh Police's denial of the rape charge, the Congress leader accused the state govt and police of dismissing her plight

Hathras gangrape: UP Police posts 60 cops, installs 8 cameras at victim's home, likely to recreate crime scene
India

Hathras gangrape: UP Police posts 60 cops, installs 8 cameras at victim's home, likely to recreate crime scene

Hathras Superintendent of Police (SP) Vineet Jaiswal also said that a register of visitors is being maintained by the policemen stationed at the gangrape victim's house