Two folks ended up arrested just after they entered the Lulu Shopping mall in Lucknow on Saturday and begun reciting the Hanuman Chalisa, police explained.
At the very least 15 some others were being detained for producing a ruckus when trying to enter the browsing shopping mall.
Confirming the development, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Gopal Krishna Choudhary mentioned, “Two persons entered the shopping mall, sat on the ground and started off expressing religious prayers. They ended up arrested soon after remaining handed more than to the police by the mall’s safety team.” Soon immediately after the duo were being held, associates of a right-wing group tried out to enter the mall. They as well were being detained by police and introduced with a warning not to generate a ruckus.
This will come immediately after police lodged an FIR under sections 153A (marketing enmity concerning diverse teams) and 295A (deliberate act supposed to outrage spiritual feelings) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) towards a group of unidentified individuals who allegedly supplied namaz at the shopping mall not too long ago.
A controversy broke out right after a video clip purportedly displaying a group of people providing namaz at the mall surfaced on social media.
A ideal-wing outfit experienced objected to men and women featuring namaz inside the mall and sought permission from the authorities worried to recite the Hanuman Chalisa there, which was declined.
The case was registered on a complaint from the representatives of the mall, who claimed that individuals found in the movie have been not their staff members associates.
The shopping mall authorities also put up notices across the property on Friday, declaring “no religious prayers will be permitted in the mall”.
The shopping mall was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Main Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 10. It has been opened by the Abu Dhabi-dependent Lulu Group, led by Indian-origin billionaire Yussuf Ali M A.