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Don’t want Tik-Tok videos being made: Jama Masjid bans entry of unaccompanied women

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New Delhi, Nov 24: The Jama Masjid in Delhi has declared a ban on females entering the Mosque by themselves. The Masjid administration issued an order prohibiting single or groups of girls from entering the Mosque unless accompanied by males.

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Reports said that the Jama Masjid management put up signs outside the Mosque notifying visitors that girls are not allowed inside unless accompanied by a male. It is forbidden for girls/women to enter Jama Masjid alone, the signboards read.

The administration of Delhis Jama Masjid has put up notices outside the main gates banning the entry of girls, whether alone or in groups.

"When women come alone, they do improper acts, videos are shot, photos are clicked. An order has been issued to stop all this. No restrictions on families or married couples. Making religious places a meeting point is inappropriate, be it Masjid or Mandir," Sabiullah Khan the PRO of the Masjid told ANI.

He said that women make TikTok videos. They dance in the Masjid premises. They come meet men and this has to stop. If women want to come here for worship they would be welcome. But they cannot seen religious places like Masjids as a park. It is a place for worship and everyone must do only that Khan said.

The Masjid said that women will be allowed to enter only with their husbands and family members.

The order was condemned by many. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad called the order anti-women. The VHP also asked the Women and Child Development Ministry as well as the National Women Commission to look into the matter.

Delhi Commission to for Women for Chairperson, Swati Maliwal said that the decision to stop the entry of women into the Jama Masjid is wrong. The decision to stop the entry of women in Jama Masjid is absolutely wrong. As much as a man has the right to worship, so also a woman. I am issuing notice to the Imam of Jama Masjid. No one has the right to ban the entry of women like this, she said in a tweet in Hindi.

The Jama Masjid was constructed the Delhi's Jama Masjid between 1650 and 1656. The Mosque has four massive gates, four towers and two 40 meter high minarets.

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