Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, held a conference today, in which he asked Muslims to read Namaz in the mosques or in their homes. Khattar explained that people have objections to Muslim’s reading Namaz in open. There was a shocking incident yesterday, in Gurgaon, in which a Hindutva group roamed around and tried to disturb people who were reading Namaz. The incident was another example of religious intolerance that is rising in the country. Khattar added that if there’s no objection from other people, then Muslim’s are free to read Namaz in the open, however, it is better to read in enclosed places that are safe for them.
He is going to visit England and Israel, and is going to attend the Agritech seminar on May 8 in Israel. He is travelling to England, to acquire new investments for Haryana. He has also written a letter to Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, to check the flow of Ravi water, and to tackle the situation of water scarcity in both of the states.
Khattar wrote in the letter “You (Amarinder Singh) must have noticed reports about an unprecedented water crisis that looms large over our states. More and more blocks of Haryana and Punjab have anyway been slipping into the category of over-exploited blocks even as our hard-working farmers toil in the face of a stressed farm sector. I think that time has come when we must join hands in checking the wasteful flow of Ravi waters to Pakistan.”