12 April 2021

'Absolutely frivolous' says top court while dismissing Wazim Rizvi's Plea Seeking Removal Of 26 Verses From Quran, imposing Rs 50,000 fine


New Delhi, 12 Apr. 2021: The Supreme Court today dismissed a writ petition filed by former UP Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi seeking removal of certain verses from the Holy Quran.


According to livelaw.in, a three-Judge Bench headed by Justice RF Nariman and comprising of Justice BR Gavai and Justice Hrishikesh Roy dismissed the writ petition observing, "this is an absolutely frivolous writ petition". The Court has also imposed Rs. 50000/- as costs on the petitioner for filing the petition. When the matter was taken, Justice Nariman asked the counsel if he was serious about the petition."Are you pressing the petition? Are you seriously pressing the petition?", Justice Nariman asked at the outset.


Rizvi, in his plea, alleged that certain verses in the Quran are a threat to the sovereignty, unity, and integrity of the country.  The bench was not at all inclined to entertain the matter and proceeded to dismiss it with Rs 50,000 costs, after terming the petition 'absolutely frivolous'.


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