NOIDA: A day after the Noida administeration faced flake for banning Friday namaaz at a public park, a Hindu religious event scheduled to be held on a government land in Greater Noida was stopped Wednesday after authorities found it lacked requisite permission officials said.
A nine-day Bhagwat Katha was to begin on Wednesday the Hindu religious programme, was scheduled to begin on the land in Greater Noida’s residential Sector 37, officials said.
“We received an information about the program which was being held on a 1,000-sq metre land area which belongs to the Greater Noida Authority. It was found that no permission was sought by the organisers for the programme so we undertook a drive and cancelled the program,” a senior officer of Greater Noida authority said.
Earlier, a police station in Noida’s Sector 58 had asked 23 private companies to stop their Muslim employees from gathering in a local park without permission for offering Friday namaaz there.