Bombay HC Rejects the Plea provided by the Trust of Juma Masjid

Highlight of a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Bombay high court on Wednesday, April 14, dismissed the Juma Masjid Trust’s plea which allowed 50 devotees to offer Namazz at a time during the ongoing holy month of Ramzan.

A bench Consisting of justices R.D. Dhanuka and V.G. Bisht heard a petition by the trust which mentioned that devotees should be allowed inside “in exercise of right to freedom of religion”.

The also trust said that the mosque could accommodate almost 7,000 people at a time but asked plea that in the situation of the health crisis, only 50 people will be allowed inside to offer namaz or prayers during the holy Ramzan

Taking into count the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state, and the Maharashtra government’s April 13 lockdown circular, the bench denied permission to the mosque for holding prayers. The state government has strictly directed that places of worship remain closed till May 1, 2021.

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