New Delhi, Nov 24, 2022: The Jama Masjid Mosque Management Committee banned the entry of a lone woman or a group of women into the mosque complex. It said that in order for women to gain access to the Jama Masjid complex, they need to be accompanied by a male member of their family.
The notice announcing the ban was put on the entrance gates of Jama Masjid a few days back.
जामा मस्जिद में महिलाओं की एंट्री रोकने का फ़ैसला बिलकुल ग़लत है। जितना हक एक पुरुष को इबादत का है उतना ही एक महिला को भी। मैं जामा मस्जिद के इमाम को नोटिस जारी कर रही हूँ। इस तरह महिलाओं की एंट्री बैन करने का अधिकार किसी को नहीं है।— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) November 24, 2022
The Chairperson for Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal, said she will issue a notice to the Jama Masjid administration over the issue and added that no one has the right to issue such a ban.
#WATCH| Delhi|Women’s entry not banned. When women come alone-improper acts done, videos shot,ban is to stop this. No restrictions on families/married couples.Making it a meeting point inapt for religious places:Sabiullah Khan,Jama Masjid PRO on entry of women coming alone banned pic.twitter.com/HiOebKaiGr— ANI (@ANI) November 24, 2022
Meanwhile, Sabiullah Khan, the Public Relations Officer for Jama Masjid defended the move, saying the ban is to prevent women shooting videos for social media as it disturbs the people who are there to offer namaaz. "No restrictions on families or married couples," he added.
Courtesy: India Today