After Indonesia and Pakistan, India is the third largest country in terms of population of Muslims. According to the 2011 census, their population is more than 18 crores.
India is the world’s largest democratic country in terms of population and according to the constitution every person has the right to freedom of religion here.
That is, people here can follow their religion, sacrifice religion and if they want, they can also change their religion.
The people here have the complete freedom to preach and promote their religion. Some people say that most mosques in the world are in India.
According to different estimates, the number of mosques is between three and five lakhs. Apart from this, thousands of tombs, dargahs, mazar, castles, castles, orchards are reminiscent of past Muslims.
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Traditionally, the country has been following religious tolerance where people from different faiths have joined together.
There was never a barrier in building a mosque for worship. With the growing population of Muslims, the number of mosques has also increased.
In the last 30-35 years, with the economic progress in the country, new jobs also increased in big cities and open new paths for livelihood and roti.
In these years millions of people from rural areas and small towns came and settled in big cities. In the number of millions, Muslims also migrated. His first need was focusing on livelihood and jobs.
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New cities were coming into existence in cities such as Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Noida, Gururgram and Faridabad. The majority of these new settlements was of Hindus, therefore, Hindu institutions and Hindu citizens themselves built religious places according to their religious needs.
But Muslims who arrived in these areas were scattered along with the decline in population. So these people could not make themselves a new shrine.
In the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in business and economic cities in the middle classes of the middle class, as well as in the education of Peshawar employees.
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Building a mosque in big cities is a very expensive job. Because Muslims are not regular because of the need to increase the number of mosques in cities, they could not be created. In the second, a gradual shift in the country came as it was difficult to get permission to build a mosque in new areas.
In many places, due to opposition from the local people, problems started getting approval for the mosque.
Because of the acceptance of the mosques, in many places, Muslims started paying their prayers, especially on zamindar and land plots, on empty grounds.
In many places, mosques’ rocks (rows) went out of the mosque and spread to the road. The Muslims started paying Eid prayers on roads and intersections in some places. During Namaz, pathways are closed in many cities and traffic has to be changed.
In many places the mosque can not get approval because of the opposition of local people.
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Many social experts believe that reading ordinary prayers in open spaces and streets in generating views of the common people against discrimination against Muslims is also important.
Religion is a personal matter of any citizen and there should not be any interference of the government in it. But in the same way as schools, colleges, hospitals and other facilities are arranged while planning cities, religious needs are also taken care of.
In the plans of the new cities, the government and the administration have ignored the need for mosques in many places. But the Muslims kept looking at the government and arranged it for themselves.
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Some Hindu organizations in Delhi’s neighboring city Gururgram have opposed reading prayers at open places. The state government is also against it.
Many people are joining this protest with the agenda of Hindutva. They say that many religious festivals of Hindus are organized on government land. But the important aspect of this debate is that Muslims should study at mosques and fixed places instead of praying in streets and in open spaces.
Reading namaz is a personal matter of the Muslims and for that the government should take care of itself rather than looking at the face of the government.