AttractionsVideos of tourists dancing in the holy site have emerged online, sparking outrage.

Famous Delhi holy site bans tourists

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The Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India, has banned tourists from entering after videos of tourists dancing inside the holy site surfaced online. Photo Credit: saiko3p/Getty Images
A famous mosque in Delhi, one of India’s largest, has banned tourists from entering the premises after a viral video emerged of two tourists dancing inside the holy site sparked outrage.

The video, filmed for the video sharing app TikTok, shows two girls dancing and doing handstands inside Jama Masjid.

Other videos have since emerged of tourists behaving inappropriately on the premises.

A video showed an Indian boy dancing in the Jama Masjid courtyard. In another video, a girl in a white top was also seen making dance moves within the premises. 

There is also a 31-second video that showed two boys holding a young boy by his hands and legs and throwing him into the water in the "Wazu khana" in the centre of the courtyard.

“It’s exciting to see the architecture inside the prayer hall, it is sad that entry for foreigners has been restricted to a particular area. Everyone should not bear the brunt of misadventure done by some young women or men," said a foreigner who did not wish to be named.

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