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16/04/2019 11:53 AM IST | Updated 16/04/2019 12:09 PM IST

'Only Because Of Sabarimala': SC To Hear Plea Seeking Entry Of Women In Mosques, Sends Notice To Centre

The Supreme Court also sent notices to the National Commission For Women, Central Waqf Council and All India Muslim Personal Law Board over the plea.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will examine a couple’s plea seeking entry of women into mosques and send notices to the Centre, National Commission For Women, Central Waqf Council and All India Muslim Personal Law Board over the plea. 

The apex court sent notices to the various bodies after a couple from Pune moved court asking women be allowed inside mosques. 

PTI reported that a bench headed by Justice SA Bobde issued notice to the Centre and asked it to respond to the plea filed by a Pune-based couple.

The bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner that it will hear the matter because of the apex court’s judgment in the case involving Kerala’s Sabarimala temple.

“The only reason we may hear you is because of our judgment in the Sabarimala temple case,” the bench said.

The couple sought the court to declare that the ban of entry of women in mosques was unconstitutional because it went against fundamental rights. 

(With PTI inputs)