Jama Masjid agrees to revoke ban on girls visiting alone after LG’s intervention: Report



Hours after Delhi’s Jama Masjid issued an order banning entry of women visiting the mosque alone, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena spoke to Shahi Imam Bukhari and requested him to rescind the order.

Imam Bukhari has agreed to revoke the order, with a request that guests respect and preserve the sanctity of the well-known mosque, information company ANI reported citing sources.

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Earlier within the day, the Jama Masjid administration issued an order, imposing a ban on the entry of women/girls coming alone or in a bunch.

Quickly after this order, the Delhi Fee for Ladies issued a discover in search of particulars of the assembly and the particular person answerable for the choice. It mentioned stopping girls from freely coming into and working towards their faith within the mosque is very discriminatory and an especially regressive observe as a spot of worship must be open to everybody, no matter their gender.

The discover referred to as the order misogynistic and towards the ethos of the Structure of India. “It’s due to this fact strongly advisable that the ban be instantly withdrawn,” the fee mentioned.

DCW Delhi chairman Swati Maliwal mentioned that the choice to cease the entry of ladies in Jama Masjid was completely incorrect. “I’m issuing discover to the Imam of Jama Masjid. Nobody has the fitting to ban the entry of ladies like this,” she mentioned. 

Jama Masjid PRO Sabiullah Khan mentioned there was no restriction on ladies or girls coming with households, and no restriction on married {couples} both. “Ladies’s entry not banned. When girls come alone – improper acts (are) accomplished, and movies (are) shot, the ban is to cease this. No restrictions on households, or married {couples}. Making it a gathering level inapt for non secular locations,” Khan mentioned whereas talking to ANI. 

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