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SC seeks response on women's entry in mosques


New Delhi, Apr 16 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the Centre, Central Waqf Council and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board on a plea seeking the entry of women in mosques.

A bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and S. Abdul Nazeer asked if Right to Equality guaranteed under Article 14 of the Constitution could be invoked by an individual against another.

In a series of posers, the court inquired about the prevailing practices on the entry of women in mosques abroad.

The court said that it would examine the issue in the light of it's verdict in the Sabarimala case where the entry of women in the age group of 10 to 50 years was allowed.

As lawyer Ashutosh Dube appearing for the petitioner Yasmeen Zuber Ahmed Peerzade said that women are permitted in Mecca, Justice Nazeer said that the congregation of men and women are separate.

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  • SHAINAZ JAVED SHAIKH, MUMBAI

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Ladies are welcome to masjids as long as they do not mingle with men. This is practiced all over the world including the Muslim nations. Muslim scholars trying to bring muslims into mosque but did not succeed in bringing them to mosque/masjid for 5 time prayers. Fajr( morning) prayer hardly 2-5 people pray in mosque in india, and noon and afternoon hardly 2 (imam and moazzan), and in some places the crowd goes upto 25-30 for daily prayers.
    We muslims welcome everyone including ladies into the mosque, even non muslims want to perform salah in masjid, they are welcome!
    If court is passing this law, muslim men and woman must visit mosque for all prayers, we welcome this verdict.

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Women's entry/prayer at mosques is not compulsory but if separate congregation is available in the mosques then only it is permissible.
    Prevailing practices on the entry of women in mosques abroad is congregation of men and women are separate.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    People,

    Indian Courts should stop interfering in religious affairs...be Hindu...Muslim or Christian...

    Leve it to people of that religion to sort it out...as long as matter remains Civil...

    Problem with our Judiciary....they think they can interpret everything in addition to Constitution and Laws of India...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Alphonse Rodrigues, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    I agree to your point of view.
    I am not sure the Judiciary shall deliver just judgements at present and in the future.
    The independent institutions have already became puppets from the cow government's threats.

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  • MohammedMangaluru, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Its not done by courts its purposefully made by BJP to create nuisance for example triple talaq...

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  • Chowkidar Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Why this double standards by the Supreme court?
    In shabarimale, it passed a verdict, enabling women to enter the shrine. When it comes to mosques, it even requires to know what are the practices abroad!!!!

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  • shamshuddin mohammed, dammam saudi arabia

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    Outside india like Saudi Arabia and other Islamic states yes, women are all allowed , but it is not compulsory .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 16 2019

    All Churches permit entry of Women ...

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