Jama Masjid Ban Girls Entry
Jama Masjid Ban Girls Entry controversy. What has happened?
The administration of Delhi’s famed Jama Masjid has put up notices outside the main gates banning the entry of ‘ girls’, whether alone or in groups. The issue led to an outrage in some quarters as women rights activists termed the mosque decision regressive and unacceptable. The notices, which have no date, came up a few days ago outside the three main entry gates, sources in the administration told the press Trust of India. Reason for such Ban – Sahih Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said the decision was taken after some “Incidents” were reported on the premises of the heritage structure.
” Jama Masjid is a place of worship and people are welcome for that. But girls coming alone and waiting for their dates. This is not what this place is meant for. The restriction is on that”. The administration of Delhi’s famed Jama Masjid has put up notices outside the main gates banning the entry of ‘girls’, whether alone or in groups. “Any such place, be it a mosque, temple or gurudwara is a place of worship and there is no restriction on anyone coming for that purpose. Just today, a group of 20-25 girls visited and they were allowed to enter,” Mr. Bukhari added.
Not the first time –
In the past, music video shoots by visitors were prohibited.
Voice raised against the ban –
While Delhi commission for women chief Swati Paliwal termed it a violation of women’s rights and said she was issuing a notice. In a video, the panel’s chief said that it was a “Shameful” and “unconstitutional” act. ” What do they feel? This is not India.
This is Iraq?
Nobody will raise a voice against discrimination meted out to women openly, Nobody is above the constitution. For such a Talibanesque act, we have issued a notice to them. We will ensure that this ban is withdrawn,” Ms. Maliwal said in the video.
Voice raised against the ban –
While Delhi Commission for Women ( DCW ) chief Swati Malwal termed it a violation of women’s rights and said she was issuing a notice. According to officials at the L-G office. L.G. VK Saxena spoke to Shahi Imam Bukhari and requested him to rescind the order. After this, the imam decided that the board outside the mosque would be removed.
Difference between mashed and Dargha –
A mosque is a place of worship in Islam. It is a place where Muslims make prostration to Allah. The prostration made to Allah is called sujood. On the other hand is a shrine built by the Sufi Muslims over the grave of a respected religious leader. Normally built over the graves of leaders. Dragahs are normally built over the graves of Sufi saints. One of the main differences between a mosque and a dargah is that a mosque is a place of worship for Muslims whereas a dargah is not a place of worship for Muslims. This is because Islam recommends prostration only to Allah and not to the deceased saints in the dargah.
Jama Masjid –
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan constructed Delhi’s Jama Masjid between 1650 and 1656. The mosque includes three massive gates, four towners, and two 40-meter-high minarets made of red sandstone with white marble strips.