The Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the reopening of five bottoms of the synagogue demesne in the Nizamuddin Markaz for offering prayers during the coming Islamic holy month of Ramzan.
The Markaz has remained shut since March 3, 2020, following a spurt in Covid-positive cases in the demesne.
On March 16, the HC had allowed the opening of the synagogue for people with the same terms and conditions in view of the Shab-e-Barat.
Justice Jasmeet Singh, while allowing the plea of the Delhi Waqf Board seeking to ease restrictions during Ramzan, asked them to insure the strict follow up of Covid protocols and social distancing morals.
It also made it clear that no lectures can take place on the demesne including”Tablighi conditioning”and directed that only prayers can be offered. It further directed the operation to cover the crowd with CCTV cameras on each bottom.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has asked the Markaz’s operation tore-install the” missing CCTV camerasa at the entrance and the exit gates as well as the staircase of each bottom”.
On March 16, while permitting the worshippers for Shab-e-Barat, the court had said”Once they say that they will maintain Covid protocol, also it’s fine. It should be left to the wisdom of the addicts.”
Still, as per the Delhi Disaster Management Authority guidelines, only lower than a hundred people can be allowed on each bottom.