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    The Lucknow Lulu Mall Puts Up Board Prohibiting All Religious Prayers Inside After Namaz Row

    The Lucknow Lulu Mall Puts Up Board Prohibiting All Religious Prayers Inside After Namaz Row

    Highlights 

    • The mega mall that’s unfolded over 2.2 million square feet was inaugurated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 10. 
    • It drew the ire of Hindu right-wing organisations days after the mall was opened to the general public following the emergence of videos displaying a group of men presenting namaz in an open area inside. 

    The Lulu Mall in Lucknow stuck up in an unwarranted controversy after videos emerged displaying people presenting namaz inside the mall has now banned all sorts of religious prayers on its premises. “No religious prayers could be authorized in the mall,” read the board in English and Hindi. 

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    Earlier, Sameer Verma, general supervisor of the mall, had stated in a statement: “Lulu Mall respects all religions. Any sort of religious work or prayer isn’t authorized here. We train our ground staff and security workforce to keep a watch on such activities.” 

    Namaz controversy at Lulu Mall 

    Highlights 

    • The mega mall that’s unfolded over 2.2 million square feet was inaugurated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 10. 
    • It drew the ire of Hindu right-wing organisations days after the mall was opened to the general public following the emergence of videos displaying a group of men presenting namaz in an open area inside. 

    The Lulu Mall in Lucknow stuck up in an unwarranted controversy after videos emerged displaying people presenting namaz inside the mall has now banned all sorts of religious prayers on its premises. “No religious prayers could be authorized in the mall,” read the board in English and Hindi. 

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    Earlier, Sameer Verma, general supervisor of the mall, had stated in a statement: “Lulu Mall respects all religions. Any sort of religious work or prayer isn’t authorized here. We train our ground staff and security workforce to keep a watch on such activities.” 

    Namaz controversy at Lulu Mall 

    The mega mall that’s unfolded over 2.2 million square feet was inaugurated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 10. It drew the ire of Hindu right-wing organisations days after the mall was opened to the general public following the emergence of films displaying a group of men providing namaz in an open area inside. 

    Following the outrage, on Friday, the mall authorities filed an FIR against unknown persons under sections 153 A(1) (promoting enmity with the aid of using words, both spoken or written or by signs or by any visible representations on the grounds of faith), 295A (planned and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious sentiments of any class by insulting faith or reli­gious beliefs), 341 (wrongfully restraining any person) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code. Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, which led the protests, had stated that “this isn’t a Lulu mall; it is Lulu Masjid. 

    The outfit which venerates Gandhi-killer Nathuram Godse had additionally threatened to recite Hanuman Chalisa withinside the mall if Namaz was allowed there. On Friday, the outfit launched another video displaying a group of men providing Namaz withinside the mall. The outfit had additionally filed a police criticism against the Mall, accusing it of Love Jihad and more. 

    Attempt to recite Sundarkand inside the mall 

    The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday detained 3 people for allegedly trying to recite Sundarkand inside the mall premises. The 3 men who belonged to an outfit referred to as Hindu Samaj Party had been detained at the mall’s access gate. “Three people had been detained from the access gate of Lulu Mall in Lucknow for allegedly trying to recite Sundarkand withinside the mall premises. Three people of the Hindu Samaj Party had been detained at the mall’s gate. 

    Currently, there is a peaceful situation,” Rajesh Srivastava, ADCP South, Lucknow, stated. On July 15, an FIR was registered against unidentified people amid the row over namaz inside the lately inaugurated Lulu Mall in Lucknow, police stated. The FIR has been registered under the applicable section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the criticism of Shishir Chaturvedi from Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha. 

    “FIR registered at Sushant Golf City Police Station on criticism by Lulu Mall management. IPC Sections 153A, 295A, 341 and others are invoked withinside the FIR,” Ajay Pratap Singh, Police Station Incharge, Sushant Golf City, Lucknow, stated. 

    Lulu Group 

    The mall in Lucknow is the primary venture in north India by the UAE-based Lulu Group. Lulu Group, owned by Kerala-based NRI businessman MA Yusuffali has its presence throughout the middle east. It has 4 different mega department shops in India: Kochi, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Thrissur.

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