Women's Panel Notes Girls' Entry Ban At Delhi's Jama Masjid

Delhis Jama Masjids have banned entry of girls alone or in groups . Women rights campaigners have slammed the mosques leadership .

New Delhi (New Delhi): The National Commission for Women (NCW) took note of Delhi's Jama Masjid's sending up notices outside its main gates banning the entry of girls alone or in groups, while critics chastised the decision, calling it regressive and unacceptable.According to sources, the three main entry gates were issued a few days earlier.However, it has only recently been recognized by the NCW and is deciding on the measures to take, according to sources.Women rights campaigners have slammed the mosques' leadership, saying it takes women centuries back.

We are a democratic society, how can they do this?How can they ban women, she told PTI.This diktat takes us 100 years back.This is not only regressive, but it illustrates how extreme these religious groups are about girls.

(The admission of a girlwoman, or girlswomen is prohibited in Jama Masjid, according to Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam.But girls who are alone and waiting for their dates... this isn't what this place is supposed to be for.According to Bukhari, the ban is on this place of worship (every such place as a mosque, temple, or gurudwara is a place of worship), and there is no age restriction on those visiting for that purpose.Mr Bukhari said that a group of 20-25 girls visited just today and were able to enter.

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