Misogynistic and sexist: NCW takes note of restrictions on women entering Jama Masjid

National Commission for Women (NCW) took suo motu cognizance of media reports blaming restrictions on womens entry to Jama Masjid without male companions . NCW stated that the step constitutes misogyny and that the Constitution does not provide for such discrimination .

New Delhi (India), November 24: The National Commission for Women (NCW) took suo motu cognizance of media reports blaming restrictions on women's entry to Delhi's famous Jama Masjid without male companions on Thursday.The NCW stated that the step constitutes misogyny and that the Constitution does not provide for such discrimination, according to a release by the NCW.According to the NCW release, NCW chairman Rekha Sharma has written to secretaries of the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs and the Department of Social Welfare, Delhi government, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, urging them to take appropriate action in the case.According to the release, the Commission has also directed Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi's Chief Minister, to look into the situation and take appropriate steps.

The board asked the Waqf board to reconsider, citing the fact that women and girls are prohibited from entering the Mosque without male companions by November 28, 2022.According to the DCW, prohibiting women from freely entering and participating in the mosque is considered a discriminatory and regressive act because a place of worship should be open to everyone, regardless of their gender, according to the DCW's release.

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