On 8th July State president of the Kerala unit of the Akhil Bharatha Hindu Mahasabha made a strange plea to the Supreme Court of India. He made a plea for the muslim women's rights, to be allowed to enter the main prayer halls in mosques and that they can drop their burqa. “Let a Muslim woman challenge it,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said as he abruptly dismissed the case as to be an attention grabbing plea.
Muslim Women's Rights to pray in India:
The plea petition filed by Swamy Dattatreya Sai Swaroop Nath said the petition was intended to fight for the rights of women in the muslim community. Muslim Women aren’t very welcomed in mosques and are usually not allowed to enter the main prayer hall." The denial of entry to Muslim women in Masjid for prayers with men is the denial of justice to them and deprives Muslim women's rights to equality which is a disgrace to modern society," the petitioner said. The plea was already dismissed earlier by the Kerala high court in 2018.
While a lot of debate is upon about these topics, the intention of the petitioner is highly on the question as he doesn’t seem like someone who should raise topics as such. He also couldn’t establish that women don’t get entry into mosques. This petition has also been raised in the context of September 28 judgment of the Supreme Court allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple. The need of the hour is the entry of Muslim women in mosques for prayers along with men said the petitioner. Furthermore, the petitioner doesn’t hold satisfactory credentials for someone to raise such topics in the high courts. While the topic of letting Muslim women enter into mosques and the pardha system is highly debated, they should be debated by people whom they affect!
Read about what happened to two brave women who entered the Sabarimala temple in Kerela.