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Delhi News Highlights: After Delhi L-G’s request, Jama Masjid’s Imam Bukhari agrees to revoke order on entry of women

Delhi News Highlights, November 24, 2022: Officials confirmed to the Indian Express and said, "Imam Bukhari has agreed to revoke the order, with the request that visitors respect and maintain the sanctity of the Mosque."

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: November 26, 2022 7:20:12 am
Masjid authorities clarified that women would be permitted to come with their husbands or families (Express/Amit Mehra)

Delhi-NCR News Highlights: After the Jama masjid on Thursday barred the entry of women “who come alone” and use it as a place to “meet boys”,  Imam Shahi Ahmed Bukhari told The Indian Express that the board outside the mosque would be removed. According to officials at the L-G office, L-G VK Saxena spoke to Shahi Imam Bukhari and requested him to rescind the order. “Imam Bukhari has agreed to revoke the order, with the request that visitors respect and maintain the sanctity of the Mosque,” officials said.

The Delhi Police on Thursday recovered multiple weapons including knives and saw used by Aaftab Poonawaala, who allegedly murdered his 27-year-old live-in partner Shraddha Walkar. The weapons were recovered from the accused’s house and Mehrauli forest area after he allegedly chopped her body and threw the pieces. The police said that they were yet to find the mini-saw which was allegedly used to chop Walkar’s body into pieces.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) told a Delhi court Thursday that gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who is an accused in the murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala, conspired to recruit youngsters for terror attacks in India to “strike terror in the minds of the people”. Additional Sessions Judge Shailender Malik remanded Bishnoi to NIA custody till December 3 with a direction to take all necessary security arrangements while transferring him from Punjab’s Bhatinda jail to NIA custody.

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22:20 (IST)24 Nov 2022
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"Due to the fear of defeats in the Gujarat and MCD polls, the BJP is hatching a conspiracy to kill @ArvindKejriwal. Their MP Manoj Tiwari is openly asking his hooligans to attack Kejriwal and he has done complete planning. The AAP is not scared of their petty politics and people will give a reply to their hooliganism," the deputy chief minister said in a tweet in Hindi. (PTI)

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This was the second consecutive day when e-hospital services, which runs the patient data system, and day-to-day activities, including OPD registrations and blood sample reports, were hit. The outpatient and inpatient digital hospital services including smart lab, billing, report generation, appointment system etc also remained affected. As a result, Rambabu’s information was inaccessible in the e-server. “I have been told to come again on Monday for the next date,” he added. Read more

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In the police complaint, she said, “As my friends and I reached the gate, the dog which was off its leash suddenly came running and pounced on me. I fell and the dog then bit me on my right arm in 2-3 places. My mother heard me yelling and rescued me.” Read more

20:05 (IST)24 Nov 2022
Delhi court defers arguments in money laundering case against Jacqueline Fernandez

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The court on August 31 had taken cognisance of a supplementary charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and asked Fernandez to appear before it. (PTI)

19:47 (IST)24 Nov 2022
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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, former Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, former Chief Justice of India and Rajya Sabha MP Ranjan Gogoi were among those who were present at the session along with Shah. Read more

19:16 (IST)24 Nov 2022
Delhi police recovers multiple weapons used by Aaftab Poonawalla

The Delhi Police on Thursday recovered multiple weapons including knives and saw used by Aaftab Poonawaala, who allegedly murdered his 27-year-old live-in partner Shraddha Walkar. The weapons were recovered from the accused’s house and Mehrauli forest area after he allegedly chopped her body and threw the pieces. The police said that they were yet to find the mini-saw which was allegedly used to chop Walkar’s body into pieces.

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18:29 (IST)24 Nov 2022
After Delhi L-G’s request, Jama Masjid’s Imam Bukhari agrees to revoke order on entry of women

After the Jama masjid on Thursday barred the entry of women “who come alone” and use it as a place to “meet boys”,  Imam Shahi Ahmed Bukhari told The Indian Express that the board outside the mosque would be removed. According to officials at the L-G office, L-G VK Saxena spoke to Shahi Imam Bukhari and requested him to rescind the order. “Imam Bukhari has agreed to revoke the order, with the request that visitors respect and maintain the sanctity of the Mosque,” officials said.

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“The CPWD awarded the contract for construction of Executive Enclave, New Delhi, to Larsen and Toubro Ltd. at 10.44% below the estimated cost put to tender, amounting to Rs 1,189 crore on November 15, 2022. The construction firm is required to complete the work within 24 months,” the CPWD said. Read more

17:29 (IST)24 Nov 2022
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A single-judge bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna deferred the hearing of the applications for a stay of the trial court order after noting that both Nair and Boinpally were already in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a probe into alleged money laundering. The matter is next listed on December 5. Read more

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16:05 (IST)24 Nov 2022
DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal issues notice to Jama Masjid over its recent order restricting entry of women 'coming alone'

Delhi Commission for Women's Chairperson, Swati Maliwal on Thursday issued a notice to the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid taking cognizance of the Masjid's recent order barring the entry of women “who come alone” and use it as a place to “meet boys”.

“There is no restriction on the entry of women,” Jama Masjid PRO Sabiullah Khan said. “The restriction is for women who come here alone, give time to men, do wrong things, make videos.” He clarified that women would be permitted to come with their husbands or families.

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15:20 (IST)24 Nov 2022
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14:53 (IST)24 Nov 2022
AAP minister Satyendar Jain tells Delhi court 'jail did not provide food as well yesterday'

Jailed AAP leader Satyendar Jain on Wednesday told a court in Delhi that he was not provided food yesterday as well by jail authorities.  The authorities, however, denied the allegation and submitted a CCTV footage to the court showing Jain having his food.

14:11 (IST)24 Nov 2022
Jama Masjid bars entry of women ‘who come alone’, ‘use it as place to meet boys’

The Jama masjid on Thursday barred the entry of women “who come alone” and use it as a place to “meet boys”. “There is no restriction on the entry of women,” Jama Masjid PRO Sabiullah Khan said. “The restriction is for women who come here alone, give time to men, do wrong things, make videos.” He clarified that women would be permitted to come with their husbands or families.

12:31 (IST)24 Nov 2022
Amid heavy footfall, lawns at India Gate temporarily shut in parts to keep grass alive; CPWD cordons off sections

The India Gate lawns that reopened to the public in September, after 20 months of redevelopment, are being temporarily closed in sections to give the grass a breather from the heavy footfall, Central Public Works Department (CPWD) officials said.

In order to keep the grass that was planted alive, the CPWD has taken to cordoning off sections with rope and putting up “under maintenance” signs to keep visitors off the lawns for 15 days at a time, an official said.

This intervention is only required on the two sections nearest to the India Gate due to the footfall — at the C-Hexagon and the section till Man Singh Road — the official said. With preparations for the Republic Day Parade set to begin soon, the official said it would be a challenge to retain the grass after the one-month period when it is covered by bleachers for the parade.

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia launches AAP's MCD elections campaign slogan 'Kejriwal Ki Sarkar, Kejriwal Ka Parshad', during a press conference in New Delhi. (PTI)

MCD polls: In AAP push, nukkad sabhas, magic shows, some dance

With a few weeks left for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, the AAP has chalked out 1,000 nukkad sabhas, magic and guitar shows and other activities under the ‘Kejriwal ki sarkar, Kejriwal ka parshad’ campaign. The nukkad sabhas will be held by the party’s star campaigners from November 23 to December 2.

An AAP candidate campaigns at Navjeevan camp ahead of the MCD polls on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Through the campaign, announced by Deputy Chief Minister and senior party leader Manish Sisodia Monday, the party aims to raise awareness regarding “rampant corruption and maladministration” of the BJP during its reign in MCD for 15 years, said AAP in a statement. During the sabhas, all the star campaigners, MLAs, ward candidates and local party leaders will have one-on-one interactions with locals to understand their issues. The party will also organise ‘Dance for Democracy’, nukkad nataks, guitar and magic shows to woo voters across the districts and wards.

“Once the Kejriwal government comes to power in the MCD, we will work with the same passion in the MCD being carried out in the state by the Delhi government. From tomorrow, AAP is going to further intensify its election campaign in the second phase under the theme ‘Kejriwal ki sarkar, Kejriwal ka parshad’. The public support we have received in our jansamvad, padyatras and door-to-door campaigns clearly indicates that Kejriwal will win in MCD,” said AAP minister and state convenor Gopal Rai.

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First published on: 23-11-2022 at 09:05:17 am
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