Muslims pray with black bands in hand to protest Raj govt

Kota: On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Zuha, several Muslims in Kishorpura area here were black bands during namaaz today in protest against Rajasthan government`s alleged negligence of issues relating to the minority community.

They wore black strips around their arms, local Muslim cleric Anwar Ahemad said. "This was done to show their displeasure over the government`s apathy towards issues pertaining to minorities, which was evident in the way the recent violence in Gopalgarh was handled," he said.