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Explained: Quran case in Supreme Court, and the powers of judicial review

April 03, 2021 10:20 am

A PIL in Supreme Court has sought that 26 verses of the Quran be declared unconstitutional and non-functional. A look at the limitations of judicial review where a holy book is concerned, various aspects of the petition, the deeper context of the verses flagged by the petitioner, and a previous plea on the Quran.

Why Supreme Court must dismiss misguided petition against 26 Quranic verses

March 25, 2021 8:59 am

There is not a single verse in the holy Quran which promotes violence or terrorism, if read in its proper context.

PIL to remove 26 Quranic verses is a cynical strategy and political manoeuvre

March 20, 2021 8:50 am

The petition, filed in the Supreme Court, argues that these verses are later interpolations that encourage violence and terror. But we must see it in the wider political context as an attempt to divide Muslims.

UP clerk suspended for Quran recitation in SDM court

December 04, 2019 7:40 am

Laeeq Ahmad (51) was suspended on Monday by District Magistrate Abhishek Singh after a preliminary probe found him responsible for organising Qurankhaani on the tehsil premises without permission.

Al-Baghdadi’s caliphate was the most shameful phase of Islam known to history

November 30, 2019 11:58 am

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. And Islam as a religion has taken a beating unless Muslims sit back and rethink their faith after rejecting the exegetes interpreting their faith as jihad of savage cruelty and sex orgy.

On state plea, Ranchi court drops Quran donation as bail condition

July 18, 2019 4:20 am

The court had granted bail to Richa Bharti, who was arrested earlier for sharing an offensive social media post targeting Muslims, asking her to hand over a Quran to the local Anjuman Committee in the presence of police, and four more to different libraries.

Jharkhand court drops 'donate Quran' condition for bail to Ranchi woman over offensive post

July 17, 2019 9:53 pm

Richa Bharti, a B.Com student, was arrested on July 12 after the Anjuman Committee filed a complaint against her at the Pithora Police Station for sharing an objectionable post on Facebook, which reportedly hurt religious sentiments.

Bail rider for woman held for offensive post: Donate Quran copies

July 17, 2019 6:48 am

Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Manish Kumar Singh, while granting conditional bail Monday, asked Richa Bharti to submit one copy of the Quran to the local Anjuman Committee in the presence of police authorities, and four more copies to different libraries in the city.

Ramzan has always been the time to look inwards, build bridges

June 03, 2019 10:06 am

Ramzan has always been the time to look inwards, build bridges

Read in Quran that women can pray in mosques: Couple who filed SC plea

April 17, 2019 3:10 am

After studying religious texts and consulting community members, the couple finally decided to file a petition in the Supreme Court.