Supreme Court accepts to lift the ban on Muslim women entering Mosques


The Supreme Court on Tuesday admitted a plea of a couple to lift the prohibition on entry of Muslim women into Mosques across the country as there is the only reason hear about this case and allowing permission to Muslim women to enter mosques was because of our judgment on Sabarimala only says Bench of Justices S.A.Bobde and S.Abdul.

The court issued notices to the government and various bodies including the National Commission for Women. In September, last, a Constitutional Bench lifted the age-old ban on women of menstrual age, between 10 and 50 years entering the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerela.

Multiple review petitions were filed, heard and reserved for judgment and the court had held Sabarimala ban amounted to the discrimination and even practice of Untouchability. The court had played a crucial role in facilitating the entry of women into the sanctum of the Haji Ali Dargah.

Justice Bobde asked whether a petition seeking the right to equality can be filed against individuals and nonstate across like people who pray in and manage mosques. Later on, he observed that the fundamental right- the right to equality under article 14 of the constitution was only against the state and asked what can the fundamental right of equality be imposed against another human being.

When the lawyers raised objections the Bench asked him to read out the Article 14 which represents that States shall not delay..the relief is against the state only says Justice Bobde addressing a lawyer.

There should not be any gender discrimination and Muslim women should be allowed to pray in all mosques cutting across denominations and there will no gender discrimination to offer worship in Mecca, the Holy City.

Presently the women are allowed to offer prayers the Jamaat-e- Islami and Mujahid denominations women were barred as they should not enter into mosques under the predominant Sunnification. Even in mosques where women are allowed, there are separate entrances and enclosures for worship for men and women.


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