The court had earlier allowed namaz to be offered on "first floor above the basement" of the mosque, making clear that it has to be "strictly in accordance" with the DDMA's April 10 notification.
The court also noted that there was “no clear stand” of the central government as to whether religious congregations or gatherings were permitted in other places of worship.
The court also noted that there was 'no clear stand' of the central government as to whether religious congregations or gatherings were permitted in other places of worship.
The court on April 13 had asked the Centre whether the DDMA order prohibiting all kinds of gathering in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases was being implemented across the board. The court on Apri
Markaz was in a closed hall. All the people slept in a single hall with close contacts. They shared blankets. On the contrary, there are 16 ghats in Kumbh, Rawat said while briefing the media persons.
On March 24, the Centre had said that 50 persons chosen by the Waqf board can be allowed to pray at the mosque during the 'shab-e-barat' holiday.
The submission was made by the central government during the hearing of a plea seeking opening of the Nizamuddin Markaz where the Tablighi Jamaat congregation was held during Covid-19.
Justice Mukta Gupta said the status report be filed by the authorities within 10 days and listed the matter for further hearing on March 24.
It was March 1 last year when the first case of Coronavirus was detected in the national capital, throwing the government into a huddle to manage an unknown disease.
Justice Mukta Gupta issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi government and the Delhi Police seeking their stand on the petition filed by the Delhi Waqf Board.