It is evening time and the maulvi here just sounded the 'azaan', the call for prayer and devouts rush inside to offer 'namaaz'. Shortly thereafter, scores of people assemble in the tented courtyard of the mosque to have food.
Terror outfit Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was Thursday refused bail by a Delhi court in connection with September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case in which an explosion had taken place outside the mosque.
Foreigners wearing mini skirts and entering Jama Masjid here prompted Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aides to commit terror strike at the historic mosque in September 2010, the Delhi Police has told a court here.
Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were on Saturday chargesheeted by Delhi Police in connection with the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case in which two Taiwani tourists had sustained bullet injuries.
Jammu and Kashmir minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir said Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmad Bukhari`s decision to support his Congress party was "a patriotic one and in right direction at the right time".
Days after the Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid made an appeal to voters to support Congress, the BJP on Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against the Muslim cleric`s open endorsement of the ruling party.
Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday described Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari`s appeal to Muslims to support Congress as his "personal" opinion and said the electoral battle was between RSS and Congress.
A day after the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid appealed to Muslims to support Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday said voting for the party would only be a waste as it is already out of the race.
BSP on Friday termed Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Ahmed Bukhari`s support to Congress and criticism of BSP as "strange", even as it welcomed his declaration that secular forces need not support Samajwadi Party.
Congress on Thursday dismissed BJP`s charge that Sonia Gandhi`s meeting with Shahi Imam of Delhi`s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari was communalising politics and insisted that the party chief has not violated the model code.
With Congress president Sonia Gandhi`s meeting with Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari of Jama Masjid creating a flutter across the political spectrum, the latter`s brother on Thursday said that the meeting between the two holds no significance as the members of the Muslim community no longer admire him and take his appeals seriously.
Delhi Police Thursday sought from a court here 15 more days to complete probe against Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his close aide Asadullah Akhtar in the 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case.