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SC dismisses PIL to allow Muslim women into Mosques, ban Purdah system

SC dismisses PIL to allow Muslim women into Mosques, ban Purdah system
Courtesy "twitter/timesofindia"

Dismissing a public interest litigation petition filed by the President of the Kerala unit of the Akhil Bharath Hindu Mahasabha appealing that Muslim women be allowed entry into mosques, the Supreme Court today questioned the locus of the petitioner, saying, “Let a Muslim woman come, then we will consider.”

According to Bar and Bench, appealing against an order of the Kerala High Court which had rejected the plea, the petitioner, Swamy Dethathreya Sai Swaroop Nath, who is the President of the Kerala unit of the Akhil Bharath Hindu Mahasabha had moved to Supreme Court praying that the Purdah system, which requires Muslim women to cover their face, be banned.

A Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, however, referred to the Kerala High Court order which had dubbed the plea as a publicity exercise before dismissing the plea.

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