KOTTAYAM: Muslim women have been allowed entry in the 1000-yr-old Kottayam Thazhathangadi mosque. This development has come up at a time when a hue and cry is being made over banning women in certain age-old temples and mosques.
At this archaeologically resplendent Thazhatthangadi Juma Masjid, thousands of Muslim women and pilgrims pay visit every year.
However, women can enter, subject to certain strict conditions. Mosque Committee president Advocate Nawab Mulladam said special entry will be allowed on May 8. Though the Mosque officials maintained that women were allowed entry for seeing the inside of the church and not for praying, certain women offered their prayers today. The mosque is also known as the oldest one in India.