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Muslim Body AIMPLB Informs Supreme Court That Muslim Women Can Pray in Mosques

According to a latest disclosure, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) recently presented an affidavit in the Supreme Court, thereby informing the topmost judicial court of the country that the entry of women in a mosque for the purpose of offering prayers is allowed. The AIMPLB had submitted the affidavit responding to a petition that sought direction to permit Muslim women to visit mosques for praying.

The change was seen just a day after the apex court made it apparent that its Constitution Bench that is hearing the matter would finish proceedings in the case within a period of ten days.

The apex court`s Constitution Bench comprising of nine judges is reviewing matters relating to the admission of Muslim women into mosques, the custom of female genital mutilation (FGM) which is rampant in the Dawoodi Bohra, a religious group within the  Shia Islam, women`s right of entry into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala and other similar issues.

However, another bench headed by Sharad Arvind Bobde, the Chief Justice of India, made it apparent that the Constitution Bench would only handle the legal queries pertaining to the case. The bench which also included Justices Surya Kant and BR Gavai revealed that the case cannot take above 10 days and even though more time is required it cannot be provided.

Earlier, the SC had remarked that the discussion revolving around the constitutional legality of religious customs such as the prohibition on the admission of girls and women into a temple or mosque must not be restricted to the Sabarimala case.

Source:  https://www.timesnownews.com