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Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra on Friday attended a Govardhan Puja organised at Gurugram’s Sector 12A, where Muslims have been offering namaz under police protection due to threats from various Hindutva outfits, reported The Indian Express.

Hindutva organisations have been protesting against Muslims praying in public places in various parts of Gurugram for over a month now.

On October 29, the police had detained 30 people following protests against the offering of namaz in Sector 12A. Demonstrators had disrupted Friday prayers in the same locality on October 22 as well.

On Friday, Mishra spoke against the blocking of public space and asked people to not use roads “for their politics”.

“We had seen it in Shaheen Bagh,” the BJP leader said, according to The Indian Express. “They had done a tamasha [fuss] by blocking all the roads. Has the CAA [Citizenship Amendment Act] been revoked? Arteries and nerves, if blocked, stop the body’s movements. Similarly, if roads are blocked, the city and country stops.”

In February last year, Mishra had opposed the agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act and given an ultimatum to the police to clear the sit-in protests at Jafrabad in Delhi.

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