Eid al-Fitr Prayers Not Allowed at Demolished Delhi Mosque: High Court

9:40 - April 09, 2024
News ID: 3487871
IQNA – The Delhi High Court again refused to permit offering of prayers at the demolished ‘Akhoondji mosque’ site during Ramadan and on Eid al-Fitr.

Police guarding site of demolished ‘Akhoondji mosque’ in Delhi


The demolished mosque is in Mehrauli, a neighborhood in South Delhi.

The court on Monday directed that an appeal by Muntazmia Committee Madarsa Behrul Ulum and Kabarstan, challenging a single judge’s order dismissing its plea seeking permission for devotees to access the mosque for Ramadan and Eid prayers, be listed with related matters on May 7.

The court observed that the single judge passed the order on the basis of another order refusing to allow prayers on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat, and a separate appeal challenging this order is coming up for hearing in May.

The counsel for the petitioner urged the court to pass an order, saying that the period of Ramadan as well as Eid would be over by then, but the bench said no interim order can be passed in the matter at this stage, especially when the single judge had refused to grant the relief nearly a month ago.

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“Appeal will have to be heard along with that appeal. Impugned order is of March 11. You waited for so long to get your matter listed,” the court remarked.


Source: The Indian Express