Dozens of people, many from Hindu right-wing groups, were arrested on Friday in India for disrupting Friday Muslim prayer, reports Dawn.

Hindu groups have been pressuring authorities for weeks in Gurgaon to stop Muslims from offering Friday prayers in open spaces.

Critics have accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of oppressing minorities.



However, Modi’s government rejects having a Hindu agenda and insists that people of all religions have equal rights.

In September, a harrowing video went viral on social media, where Indian police officers could be seen beating Muslims in Assam. In the video, several Assam cops were beating a man with sticks even as he lay motionless on the ground.

In October, another video went viral where a mob in India forced a Muslim woman to remove her burqa in public.

The mob harassed the girl for wearing the burqa, after which she was forced to take it off.

“Take the burqa off, you are giving a bad name to the nation,” one of the members from the group could be heard telling the woman.