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Delhi’s Iconic Jama Masjid Bans Entry Of Women/Girls. Shahi Imam Explains.


Delhi's Iconic Jama Masjid Bans Entry Of Girls/Women. Shahi Imam Explains.

Delhi’s iconic Jama Masjid put up notices exterior the principle gates banning entry of women and girls

New Delhi:

The administration of Delhi’s iconic Jama Masjid has put up notices exterior the principle gates banning the entry of women and girls, whether or not alone or in teams.

As the difficulty led to widespread outrage, Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam stepped in to clarify that the order will not be relevant to these coming to supply prayers.

The notices, which haven’t any date, got here up a couple of days in the past exterior the three important entry gates, sources within the administration informed Press Belief of India.

Nevertheless, it has come to consideration solely now “Jama Masjid mein ladki ya ladkiyon ka akele daakhla mana hai (The entry of a lady, or ladies (lady or ladies) will not be permitted in Jama Masjid),” reads the discover by the administration.

In response to Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam, the choice was taken after some “incidents” had been reported on the premises of the heritage construction.

“Jama Masjid is a spot of worship and persons are welcome for that. However ladies/ladies coming alone and ready for his or her dates… this isn’t what this place is supposed for. The restriction is on that,” Imam Bukhari informed Press Belief of India.

“Any such place, be it a mosque, temple or gurudwara is a spot of worship (ibadat ki jagah hai) and there’s no restriction on anybody coming for that objective. Simply as we speak, a gaggle of 20-25 ladies visited they usually had been allowed to enter,” Imam Bukhari added.

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Delhi Fee for Girls (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal termed it a violation of ladies’s rights and mentioned she was issuing a discover.

“It’s fully unsuitable to ban the entry of ladies in Jama Masjid. The sort of rights a person has to praying, ladies even have the identical rights. I’m issuing a discover to imam of Jama Masjid. No person has the correct to ban entry of ladies on this means,” she mentioned on Twitter.

The seventeenth century Mughal period monument attracts hundreds of religious in addition to vacationers.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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