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Delhi’s Jama Masjid ban entry of unaccompanied women, DCW issues notice

Entry of girls in Delhi's Iconic Jama Masjid is prohibited. For this, an order has been issued by the mosque administration and a strip has been put on the gate of the mosque, in which it is written that it is forbidden to enter girls alone in Jama Masjid.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Delhi’s historic Jama Masjid has banned the entry of single girls. No-entry boards for single woman were put up at the entry gates of the mosque. The administration of Delhi’s iconic Jama Masjid has put up notices outside the main gates banning the entry of girls and women, whether alone or in groups. Delhi Women’s Commission Chairperson Swati Maliwal has opposed this order.

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Swati Maliwal said that in this matter she will issue a notice to the Imam of the mosque. On the other hand, the mosque administration says that this decision has been taken to prevent obscenity with women. He wrote in his tweet, “The decision to stop the entry of women in Jama Masjid is absolutely wrong. A woman has as much right to worship as a man. I am issuing a notice to the Imam of Jama Masjid. In this way women No one has the right to ban entry.

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On Thursday, Jama Masjid Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sabiullah Khan, however, said that there is no restriction on the entry of women. “The restriction is for women who come here alone, give time to men, do wrong things, make videos,” he said.

He further clarified that only women who are accompanied by their husbands or families will be allowed in the famous historic Delhi mosque.

Meanwhile, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has criticised the decision, calling it “anti-women.” It also encouraged the Women and Child Development Ministry and the National Women Commission to act in the case.

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