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CCTV cover for Kolkata's iconic Nakhoda Masjid


KOLKATA: The trustees of the iconic Nakhoda Masjid in Zakaria Street in central Kolkata have decided to put in about 25 CCTV cameras within the mosque premises to strengthen security.

The CCTV cameras won't only keep vigil on the 5 access points of the mosque but additionally at crucial points on various flooring of the mosque and prevent any untoward incident.

In January, an individual was found injured on the second floor of the mosque. The police mentioned that a hammer which was found throughout the mosque was used to assault him. This is the first time CCTV cameras are being put in within the mosque.

“This is the first time we are putting in CCTV cameras throughout the mosque since the protection of the namazis is our duty. An untoward incident happened throughout the mosque in January for the first time and we don't want the rest like that to happen once more. The CCTV cameras will lend a hand provide extra protection to the devotees,” mentioned Nasser Ebrahim, trustee of Nakohda Mosque which is without doubt one of the maximum photographed place within the town owing to its architecture and grandeur.


Everyday hundreds of devotees discuss with the mosque to offer namaz. The number increases manifolds on Fridays. During the month of Ramzan, the mosque turns into the epicentre of religious and philanthropic actions.


“The pictures will probably be scrutinised and preserved to aid in any investigation later. Earlier probably the most gates were open throughout the day but now we started limiting access to various flooring when prayers aren't taking ,place,” mentioned Ebrahim.


Nakhoda Mosque, which now has a heritage status, was inbuilt 1926 through the contributors of the Memon Kutchi neighborhood who contributed immensely to the architecture and industry of Kolkata. The mosque can accommodate more than 10,000 other folks.


The space across the mosque has over time become a vacationer hub with other folks from all faiths visiting it for the number of meals and muffins. Royal Indian, Bombay Hotel and Sufia Restaurant are the biggest draw amongst others.


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