The district administration in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh has banned the offering of Namaz in the Collectorate premises with immediate effect on the objection of some Hindu organizations. Municipal Magistrate Pradeep Kumar told on Friday that the employees and lawyers working in the collectorate used to offer prayers on government land near the advocate building in the collectorate premises at the district headquarters. Earlier, the number of people who offered Namaz was about 25, but for some time due to the people of the nearby locality also offering Namaz at the same place, this number had increased to about 300.
He told that a complaint was made by Hinduist organizations about offering prayers in public on government land by tweeting a week ago. Objections were also raised about the gathering of people other than the collectorate personnel. In view of this, the district administration has banned the offering of Namaz with immediate effect and now only after the written permission of the district administration, Namaz will be offered at this place. It is worth noting that in the year 2019, the Uttar Pradesh government had issued an order banning the offering of Namaz in public places.
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