Kanpur: The Friday prayers were offered in a peaceful atmosphere amidst tight security measures in the city. While police took out route marchers in sensitive areas, drones kept a hawk-eye on the movement of people.
On this occasion, the namazis coming out of mosques were offered rose flowers by the members of the Minority Mahasabha.
Prayers for peace were offered after the namaz at Nanpara mosque.
On this occasion, to create communal harmony and brotherhood, the Minority Mahasabha gifted rose flowers to the namazis coming out of the mosque and appealed to them for peace.
Namaz was also offered in a peaceful atmosphere at Chamanganj, Begumganj, Nai Sadak and Talaq Mahal areas amidst heavy police bandobast.
“The entire city was peaceful,” district magistrate Vishak G Iyer said, adding that there was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the city. The city was placed under a thick security cover with deployment of RAF, PAC and police personnel in sensitive areas and route marches were conducted all day long.
Drones were used to keep a hawk-eyed vigil, especially in areas where violence had broken out on June 3 after Friday prayers.
Local religious leaders and clerics had earlier appealed for maintaining peace and harmony in the areas affected by clashes on June 3.