SC dismisses ‘frivolous’ plea on Quran verses

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NEW DELHI: The

Supreme Court

on Monday dismissed former UP

Shia Central Waqf Board

chief Waseem Rizwi’s plea for deletion of 26 verses from the holy Quran and slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on him for filing an “absolutely frivolous” petition.
A bench of Justices RF Nariman, BR Gavai and

Hrishikesh Roy

indicated that it was not inclined to entertain his petition and asked Rizwi’s lawyer if he still wanted to argue. As the advocate persisted with his submission and pleaded the court that

Centre

and

Madarsa Board

be asked to file response for imparting teachings from Quran which allegedly promoted violence and terrorism.
“Are you serious about the petition and do you want to still press for petition,” the bench asked advocate RK Raizada, immediately after the case came up for hearing. He said he was pressing for the direction on issue of teaching of a wrong version which exhorted for violence in government-recognised madrasas.

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