Jama Masjid withdraws order banning entry of unaccompanied ladies into the mosque

The Jama Masjid administration withdrew its order barring the entry of single ladies or ladies contained in the mosque premises after receiving criticism, and made it clear that the intention was solely to cease “obscene activities”.

Syed Ahmad Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, instructed ANI that he has seen a number of cases up to now few days the place ladies and ladies have been indulging in “indecent activities with men” contained in the mosque. Consequently, the mosque’s committee determined to place up a discover exterior the doorway stating that “women who are not accompanied by their family members or are alone are not allowed inside the mosque.” On Thursday somebody discovered the warning posted a number of days in the past.

Unaccompanied ladies usually meet males on the mosque and have a tendency to “act inappropriately” and “wait for their dates”, whereas these accompanied by relations are allowed entry into the mosque.

Following the announcement, Delhi’s Lieutenant Normal VK Saxena contacted Shahi Imam Bukhari and requested him to rescind the directive. Each Nationwide Fee for Ladies and Delhi Fee for Ladies strongly condemned the choice and demanded obligatory steps to be taken.

Shahi Imam Bukhari mentioned: “The mosque is a spot of worship and never for {couples} who commit unseemly acts. We’ve got no drawback with {couples} coming right here however they need to come right here solely to supply Namaz, I spoke to LG Saxena and our administration has determined to withdraw the order. We issued it solely to keep up the sanctity of the mosque. Right here, at any time when we see a pair indulging in such actions, we’ll counsel them and name their mother and father to instruct them not to take action. The mosque administration doesn’t need to cease anybody from worshipping.

(with inputs from companies)

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