The Supreme Court has reprimanded Wasim Rizvi, the former head of the Shia Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh. The court today heard a petition to remove 26 verses of the Quran. During this time, the court rejected this petition. Along with this, the petition has been described by the court as ‘extremely frivolous’.
According to the media report, after hearing this petition, the Supreme Court has also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on Wasim Rizvi. Explain that Rizvi had filed a public interest petition in the Supreme Court citing 26 militants in the Supreme Court citing terrorism.
A bench of Justice RF Nariman, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Hrishikesh Roy dismissed the petition today, along with a fine of Rs 50,000 on Rizvi.
Rizvi had said in this petition that Islam is based on or followed the concepts of fairness, forgiveness, equality and tolerance, but the interpretation of these imports from the book of the (holy) book is moving the religion of Islam away from its core principles.
Explain that when this petition was filed in the Supreme Court by Wasim Rizvi, at that time many Muslim organizations and Islamic religious gurus had expressed their displeasure over the petition. Apart from this, demonstrations were also held at several places against the former chairman of the Waqf Board.
Significantly, last month, an FIR was also filed against Wasim Rizvi in Bareilly, in this petition he was accused of hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims.
Let me tell you that Jammu and Kashmir Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), an organization of more than a dozen religious institutions, had condemned Wasim Rizvi on the petition and called it a deliberate move to incite Muslims.