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Gujarat lockdown: 16 held for offering Friday prayers in mosques

Two days ago, seven persons were arrested in Vadodara for gathering inside a mosque in Raopura area to offer namaz.

Published: 10th April 2020 09:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2020 09:03 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

AHMEDABAD: Sixteen people were arrested in Gujarat's Vadodara and the Union Territory of Daman for offering Friday prayers in mosques despite lockdown and social distancing orders in place for the novel coronavirus outbreak, police said.

While nine were held from Vadodara's Panigate area, seven were nabbed from a chawl in Daman, an official said, adding that they have been charged under section 188 of the IPC for disobeying official orders.

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Two days ago, seven persons were arrested in Vadodara for gathering inside a mosque in Raopura area to offer namaz.

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