Indian Supreme Court To Deliberate Allowing Women In Mosques
The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted to hear a petition filed by a Muslim couple that will allow women to enter mosques in the country.
The petitioners, Yasmeen Peerzade and her husband Zuber Peerzade s said that women were allowed to enter mosques during the time of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
“Like men, women also have the constitutional rights to offer worship according to their belief,” the couple stated in their petition.
“There should not be any gender discrimination and allow Muslim women to pray in all mosques,” they added. Indian SC judge S.A. Bobde said the court will examine the couple’s request at length.
The petition also referred to a ruling made last year by the Indian SC that lifted a ban on the entry of women of menstrual age at a Hindu temple. The ban was a violation of women’s right to worship, the court had stated. The ruling angered several conservative Hindus.