Jama Masjid dome damaged in Delhi’s storm

The final top of the historic Jama Masjid in Delhi was broken and suffered other damages in a storm that was accompanied by heavy rains on Monday evening. 

Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid said that at least two people were injured by stones as they became loose and fell down from one of the minarets and other parts of the mosque, news agency PTI reported.

“The Kalas (finial) of the main dome fell off,” Bukhari told PTI, adding, “It needs urgent repair to prevent further damages. Some stones of the mosque structure also loosened and fell off. I will write to the Prime Minister for immediate repair of the mosque roping in Archaeological Survey of India.”

For inspection and assessment of the damage, Delhi Waqf Board officials said that a team was sent to Jama Masjid.

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