Kerala HC junks petition by Akhila Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha seeking entry of Muslim Women in mosques
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Kerala HC junks petition by Akhila Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha seeking entry of Muslim Women in mosques

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The Kerala High Court today dismissed a petition Akhila Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha praying that Muslim women be allowed to enter mosques and offer prayers, reports ToI.

The petition filed by Swamy Dethathreya Sai Swaroop Nath, State president of Akhila Bharatha Hindu Mahasabha was heard by a Bench of Justices Hrishikesh Roy and AK Jayasankaran Nambiar.

The Court dismissed the petition remarking that the petitioner has not produced enough evidence to conclude that Muslim women are being denied entry at mosques. The Court also said that Muslim women should approach the Court if they are aggrieved.

The petitioner had contended that denial of entry to women into mosques is discriminatory and not in tune with standards of a modern society.

The petitioner had also challenged the purdah system alleging that it was an encroachment into the realm of personal liberty.

This the petitioner, had, therefore, contended violation of Articles 14 and 21.

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