Delhi

Khap, religious leaders seek harmony

A day after right-wing organisations renewed their threat to disrupt jumma namaz later this week, several khap and religious leaders on Tuesday came together seeking action against those trying to damage the social fabric and made an appeal to all communities to maintain calm and harmony.

The leaders, under the aegis of Sarv Dharam Sarv Khap Bhaichara Samrasta Panchayat, in a press conference here contended that the people belonging to different religions and communities had contributed to the growth of the Millennium City and it was, therefore, the responsibility of all to make this city liveable for everyone.

Peacemakers’ appeal

They appealed to not pay heed to those promoting animosity among different communities in the name of religion. The leaders said the intellectuals were worried over the atmosphere of fear and tension prevailing in the city in the aftermath of some organisations disrupting namaz.

‘Pivot of development’

Saying that Gurugram was a pivot of Haryana’s development, the leaders said that it had emerged on the world map as a rapidly growing city where people of different identities lived together in harmony.

Social activist Pradeep Singh Zaildar, who is also Congress’ State general secretary, said a panchayat would be held at “Chhotu Ram Bhawan” in Jharsa village on May 27.

Course of action

It will discuss the situation arising out of the protest to offering of namaz in open spaces and chalk out the future course of action.

He said that several khap and religious leaders were expected to take part in the panchayat and would suggest solutions.

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