The controversy over Muslim women participating in prayers at a mosque in K.R. Puram here took a new turn with the Karnataka State Board of Wakfs requesting the district administration to issue orders preventing entry of women into the mosque.

The board, in its letter dated July 25, addressed to Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of Hassan, has said that there is a single entrance for both men and women in the mosque and that is causing inconvenience. “Performing prayers on the mosque premises by both men and women is causing inconvenience and tension. There are no separate entrances for men and women and that is leading to the law and order problem”, the letter said. The letter has been signed by the in-charge Additional Chief Executive Officer of the board. Deputy Commissioner V. Anbukkumar told the The Hindu that his office had received the letter.

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