Women pray for first time in Azan Peer Dargah at Assam

By- Luit Chaliha | Date- November 19, 2011

History was created in Assam today with women offering namaaz for the first time in the historic Azan Peer Sahab Dargah in Sivsagar at the initiative of Governor J B Patnaik and his wife Jayanti Patnaik.

A group of aprox 20 women offered the Friday noon prayers inside the dargah along with the First Lady  Jayanti Patnaik.

The prayers were led by Kazi Maulana Abdul Kabir Sahab. The Governor said, women had made great strides in various field and it was not fair to keep them away from places of religious worship.

Mentionable that although the news has been published in various media, only Times of Assam got the Exclusive photo coverage of Jayanti Patnaik offering prayer in the Dargah, with the help of renowned Photographer Luit Chaliha.

Azan Peer Sahab DargahJ B PatnaikJayanti PatnaikSivsagar