Highest court dismisses Hindu Mahasabha’s plea to allow Muslim women into Mosques

A Special Leave Petition was filled in the Supreme Court Of India after it was dismissed by the judgement of High Court of Kerala. In the above mentioned judgement which was passed on October 11, 2018 the division bench of the Kerala HC consisting of Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice A. K. Jayansakaran Nambiar observed that the petitioner failed to establish that there’s denial of women’s entry to Kerala mosques. This SPL was filed by Swamy Dethathreya Sai Swaroop Nath who is actually the state president of Akhila Bharatha Hindu Maha Sabha, Kerala.

The petitioner contended that just like in the earlier SC judgement it was allowed by the Hon’ble court to allow entry of women of all age groups into the Sabriamala tempe similar should be the case of all Muslim women getting entry in mosques to pray along with men. The petitioner submitted that it is a sheer case of discrimination against women, by not allowing them to enter mosques to enter and pray to their Holy God we are stripping them of Article 14,19 ,21 and 25.

The highest court of India questioned the Locus Standi of the petitioner and exclaimed that he is not the person to question the ordinary rituals and practices of Islamic religion and dismissed the plea on the same grounds. The Chief Justice Of India remarked that ” Let a Muslim women challenge it”. The court also expressed that there is a suspicion that the plea was filled to attract media attention and earn cheap publicity and thus there are chances that Article 226 maybe misused for petitioner’s ulterior motives and hence the plea stands dismissed.

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