A plea filed by the Trust challenged the order given by the Maharashtra Government that directs the closure of the places of worship. What happens is, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the Bombay High Court denied the plea filed by the Juma Masjid of Bombay Trust that would allow the people to offer Namaz (prayers) at the mosque in Mumbai during the holy month of Ramzan.
The Juma Masjid Mosque Trust seeks permission from the Bombay High Court Bench to allow their community to offer prayers in a mosque five times a day. The Bench comprising of Justices RD Dhanuka and VG Bisht, in light of the recent surge in the COVID cases in the state, refused to grant relief.
The was plea filed by the Trust as soon as the Maharashtra Government issued an order on Tuesday evening that restricted movements, imposed curfews, followed by a night lockdown in the State due to the alarming number of cases. Lastly, the order also stated that the worship places would remain shut till May 01, 2021.