While an FIR is yet to be registered, a meeting between various sections of the local communities and district officials is set to take place on Tuesday morning.
A local mosque in Chhaprauli village in Noida Sector 135 was allegedly vandalised after another community raised objections over Friday prayers being offered there, police said. While an FIR is yet to be registered, a meeting between various sections of the local communities and district officials is set to take place on Tuesday morning.
“There was some vandalism at the mosque in Sector 135. Once a police complaint is filed, an FIR will be registered. The situation is under control, there is no communal tension. But security has been deployed in the area as a preventive measure,” SSP Gautam Budh Nagar, Love Kumar, said.
The incident allegedly took place around 9 am on Monday.
“Some youths beat up the Imam. They broke the windows and also vandalised the graveyard. We informed police, who asked us to file a complaint. But we held a meeting in the village. We have been asked to wait till tomorrow, when another meeting will be held. We have been assured that the culprits will apologise. It is a matter of the village; all of us have to live together,” Noor Mohammad, a resident, who is also a member of the mosque’s committee, claimed.
According to Mohammad, for the last few months, the attackers had been “demanding that the mosque stop operations”.