On March 30, Lucknow police booked All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Uzma Praveen for offering prayers at Husain Ganj Metro station in the city, said the officials.
The matter came to light on March 29 after the AIMIM leader posted a picture offering prayers on her Twitter handle.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Central Zone, Aparna Rajat Kaushik, said Uzma had falsely shown the place of offering prayers to be Vidhan Bhawan which is misleading. “Just to create hype on social media,” the official said.
“A case under charges of IPC 153 A (promoting enmity), IPC 200 (giving false information), and IPC 283 (obstruction of public way) 66 IT act has been registered against Uzma,” said the DCP.
After the police action, Praveen tweeted in Hindi that a mountain is being made out a molehill and alleged that police was following the media personnel in doing so. Further she wrote on Twitter that she was following her religion.
On August 24, 2022, a large gathering of people offered namaz under Chhajlet PS limits in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad. According to police, there was no mosque there, only two houses.
“On August 24, a huge number of people gathered to offer namaz under Chhajlet PS limits; there was no mosque there, only 2 houses. After receiving a complaint, a case was registered against the owners of both houses,” Moradabad SP SK Meena had said.
In July last year, an FIR was registered against six persons for offering Namaz at Lucknow’s swanky Lulu mall.
(with inputs from ANI)