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Muslim Couple Files Plea in Supreme Court to Let Women Offer Namaz Inside Mosques

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A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday pleading that Muslim women be allowed to enter and offer namaz inside mosques.

Moving the plea, a Muslim couple asked the apex court to declare the prohibition on entry of women inside mosques in the country as “illegal and unconstitutional” as it violated the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

Pointing out that there was no mention of any gender segregation in either Quran or Hadith, the couple’s counsel Ashutosh Dubey said: “....such practices are not only repugnant to the basic dignity of a woman as an individual, but also violative of their fundamental rights...”