New Delhi. New Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has asked Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, not to stop the entry of women into the mosque. Imam Bukhari has accepted his point. He has appealed to maintain the respect and sanctity of the mosque coming here. Significantly, the ban on the entry of girls in the historic Jama Masjid was abolished. The mosque management had put up a notice board at all the three entry gates. It was written in it, ‘It is forbidden for girls to enter Jama Masjid alone’. Meaning that if there is no male guardian with the girl, then they will not be allowed to enter the mosque.
On this, Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women, criticized this decision of the Jama Masjid management. He tweeted, ‘The decision to stop the entry of women in Jama Masjid is absolutely wrong. As much as a man has the right to worship, so also a woman. I am issuing notice to the Imam of Jama Masjid. No one has the right to ban the entry of women like this.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 24, 2022, 18:46 IST