Feroz Shah Kotla masjid: Ticket collected from namazis

New Delhi: It is being conspired to put a ban on the offering of namaz in the historic Feroz Shah Kotla Masjid, New Delhi. Only those are allowed inside the mosque to pray who buy a ticket of Rs 25. As a consequence, no one is coming to pray to the mosque except imam and muezzin. Earlier there used to be a gathering of thousands on Thursdays.

The masjid comes under Waqf Board but being a historical monument it is being taken care of by archaeological department. The department has deployed a guard and an in charge outside the mosque who denied collecting a ticket from the devotees. When contacted Delhi Waqf Board also told that it would take legal action.

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As the archaeological department has deployed a guard over there, it has also fixed an entry ticket like other historical monuments. Until recently there was a ticket for tourists only but now tickets are collected from devotees as well. As a result, devotees don’t prefer offering prayers there.

What is more apprehensive is that the sacred place has become a hub for unmarried couples. They indulge in indecent acts thus desecrating the holy place.

Though the in-charge Ram Singh has denied that ticket is collected from the devotees, the devotees told that he was telling lie and the devotees are not allowed to go inside without ticket.

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