Viral TikTok video filmed inside India’s Jama Masjid mosque sparks tourist ban
The viral video filmed for the TikTok video sharing app features two girls dancing inside the mosque and doing handstands.
Other videos have since emerged showing other people dancing and singing at the mosque. Some Twitter users were outraged by the footage, denouncing the dancing as “vulgar.”
So the interior of Jama Masjid Delhi has been made out-of-bound after such TikTok videos surfaced. Imagine the brouhaha if a non-Muslim had disrespected the mosque like this pic.twitter.com/HkyEiCKDmB— Zain Awan⚡ (@zayen) April 29, 2019
And this. Desecrating the Hauz. Islam waqayi qatrey mein hai, apney he logoñ sey pic.twitter.com/TyjnTJNJam— Zain Awan⚡ (@zayen) April 29, 2019
The mosque committee was angered by such blatant signs of disrespect and responded by issuing a ban on tourists entering the holy site. It has since relented somewhat, and will now only allow tourists in if they are specifically going there to pray.
#SHAME#Shahi_imam@delhijamamasjid, foreign women performed vulgar postures on a video shoot inside prayer hall of Jama masjid. Delhi waqf board should immediately take management of masjid under their direct supervision. @AIMPLB_Official@asadowaisipic.twitter.com/swSrShp1L7— Indian in Delhi (@indianindelhi) May 1, 2019
Wtf?!— Gaurav Garg (@gargorama) April 29, 2019
Shame!— Mohmmad Nadeem Khan (@MNadeemkhan09) April 30, 2019
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