Devoid of facts, The Guardian reports that the protest is about ‘Muslim sites’ and ‘Muslim prayer sites’. It does not mention anywhere that the protest is about the encroachment of public property.
For months, the locals in Gurugram have been protesting the encroachment of public property by Muslims in the name of Friday prayers. But, the Leftists, Islamists and other vested interests have been propagating lies that the locals in Gurugram are stopping Muslims from offering namaz.
The Guardian report says, “Nowhere left to pray: Hindu groups target Muslim sites in Gurgaon.”
Facts first-It has been more than five years since ‘Gurgaon’ is renamed ‘Gurugram’. And no protest is about prayer in mosques.
Amid the protest, some gurdwaras had offered their sites for Friday prayers, but they took back their order when the Sikh society protested.
The Guardian reported, “To improve communal harmony, last Friday the Sikh community stepped in and offered its five gurdwaras in Gurgaon as spaces for namaz. But this inflamed the problem even more. Several people picketed a gurdwara with placards and handed out booklets questioning how Sikhs could let Muslims inside their place of worship when their ninth Sikh guru was killed by the Mughals. In the end, in the name of safety, no Muslims prayed in the gurdwara.”
Nowhere does it mention that the gurdwaras had taken back their order.
The Waqf Board has around 233 acres of land in Gurugram. The mystery is why this land is not used for Friday prayers.
The Guardian writes the crimes against Muslims have increased since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power at the centre in 2014. It goes to the extent of accusing the BJP of enabling persecution of Muslims.
It writes, “The developments in Gurgaon reflect divisions between Hindus and Muslims that have opened up across India since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party won power in 2014. The BJP has been accused of fanning the flames of communal tensions and enabling a persecution of Muslims–a charge it denies.”
Nowhere does it mention that this was the narrative of the Left, and the Islamists tried to set. In reality, the protesters in Gurugram are local people who have been protesting the encroachment of public land in the name of Friday prayers. But The Guardian tries to portray them as fanatics and bigots.