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

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

New Delhi:

The administration of Delhi’s iconic Jama Masjid has put up notices outdoors the primary 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 outdoors the three fundamental entry gates, sources within the administration informed Press Belief of .

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 women (girl or girls) 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” have been reported on the premises of the heritage construction.

“Jama Masjid is a spot of worship and persons are welcome for that. However women/girls 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 goal. Simply in the present day, a gaggle of 20-25 women visited they usually have been allowed to enter,” Imam Bukhari added.

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 utterly flawed to ban the entry of ladies in Jama Masjid. The form of rights a person has to praying, girls even have the identical rights. I’m issuing a discover to imam of Jama Masjid. No person has the precise to ban entry of ladies on this manner,” she mentioned on Twitter.

The seventeenth century Mughal period monument attracts 1000’s of religious in addition to vacationers.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by IHNS workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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