Shaban Bukhari anointed as Naib Imam of Jama Masjid

ANI
Published Nov 23, 2014, 4:45 pm IST
Updated Feb 23, 2016, 2:43 pm IST
The annointment ceremony was held despite disapproval by the Delhi HC
Syed Ahmed Bukhari, left, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, and other Muslim clerics tie a turban on the head of Syed Shaban Bukhari, center, during his anointment ceremony as deputy Imam, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi (Photo: AP)
 Syed Ahmed Bukhari, left, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, and other Muslim clerics tie a turban on the head of Syed Shaban Bukhari, center, during his anointment ceremony as deputy Imam, at Jama Masjid in New Delhi (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: Shaban Bukhari, the son of Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was formally anointed as the Naib Imam at a 'Dastarbandi' ceremony held here on Saturday.

The Delhi High Court had earlier on Friday said the ceremony to anoint Shahi Imam's son as the Naib Imam of Jama Masjid 'would not amount to an appointment'.

Read: Shahi Imam has no right to pick son as successor: Delhi High Court

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw made the observation after taking into account the contentions of the Centre, Delhi Wakf Board and petitioners, who have challenged the ceremony, adding that in such a situation there is no need to stay the function.

Read: Syed Shahabuddin questions Bukhari's move to anoint son as his successor

The High Court also issued notice and sought responses of the Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi government, DDA, MCD, city police, Wakf Board, CBI as well as Bukhari by the next date of hearing on January 28, 2015.

The order came on three PILs challenging the Shahi Imam's decision to appoint his son as the Naib Imam.

Also read: Man tries to set Bukhari ablaze

Here are the pictures from the ceremony.

 



 

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