Muslim religious leaders strongly opposed a viral video of a young girl dancing in the prominent “Bada Imambara” shrine and demanded strict action against those involved.
A video of a girl dancing at the sanctuary has gone viral on social media, although details on when it was filmed or the identity of the girl are not yet known.
Expressing a strong objection, the eminent Shiite cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad demanded that the responsibility for the management of the Imambara be taken over from the district administration and given to a committee headed by the Imam-e-juma to maintain the sacredness of the place of worship.
“Such incidents in places of worship like Bada Imambara have also come to light in the past,” he said.
All India Shia Personal Law Board spokesperson Maulana Yasoob Abbas said there should be a ban on tourists visiting places of worship.
District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash said he would have the case reviewed.
So far, we have not received any complaints in this regard, he said.
Lucknow Police Commissioner DK Thakur, “So far no complaints have been received in this matter. Action in accordance with the rules will be taken upon receipt of a complaint.”
Besides being a historical heritage of Lucknow, Bara Imambara is also a place of worship. It was built by Asaf-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh, in 1784.
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