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SC asks centre to reply by November 5 on plea for entry of women into mosques

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response by November 5 on a plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques across the country and claiming that such restriction was “unconstitutional” and violative of fundamental rights to life, equality, and gender justice.

A three-judge Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice SA Bobde and Justice S Abdul Nazeer granting a week more time to the Centre, National Commission for Women (NCW), Central Waqf Council, and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), posted the matter for hearing on November 5.

Earlier, on April 16 the apex court had admitted the plea of a Pune-based Muslim couple asking to lift the prohibition on entry of Muslim women inside mosques.

It had issued notice to the parties and sought their response. The court had said it will hear the plea only because of its judgment in Sabarimala temple.

On September 28 last year, the Supreme Court had lifted the ban on the entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years into the premises of Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, Kerala.

The petition filed before the top court also sought direction to declare the prohibition on entry of Muslim women into mosques in the country as “illegal and unconstitutional” because it violates the fundamental rights of women.

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We want freedom from single use plastic – Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in talks with representatives of NGOs of his constituency Varanasi. In this meeting, they are discussing about the efforts to distribute food grains and other assistance to them during the lockdown implemented due to Corona virus crisis.

The PM said something, read the update below –

Thousands of people have increased the glory of Kashi. Hundreds of institutions have expended themselves. Most of all I have not been able to talk, but I salute everyone’s work today. I salute every person connected with service.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that today when I am talking to you, then I am not only taking information from you, but you are taking the most inspiration. To make more work, people like you worked in this crisis, taking their blessings.

This crisis period of Corona has completely changed the way people think, understand, work, eat and drink. The way you all served, this service has a big impact on the life of the society.

Kabirdas ji has said- ‘The servant does not ask for the fruit, the apple should serve day and night’, that is, the one who does the service does not ask for the fruit of the service, day and night he serves selflessly.

These are our rites of selfless service of others, which are coming in handy during this difficult time, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In the same spirit, the Central Government has also made continuous efforts to share the suffering of the common people in this time of Corona, to reduce it.

The poor get ration, have few rupees, they have employment and they can take loan for their work, IM has taken care of everything.

Free gas cylinders have been given to the beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme for the last three months to ensure that the poor do not have fuel for cooking due to the lockdown.

Whether to deposit thousands of crores of rupees in Jan-Dhan account or to provide easy loans to the poor, employment of laborers, small industries, street vendors, or historical decisions for farming, animal husbandry, fisheries and other works The government has worked continuously. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

At this time, work is going on fast on different projects of about Rs 8 thousand crore in Kashi itself. When conditions are normal, the old raven in Kashi will return equally fast. For this, we have to prepare from now.

After the recent decisions of the government, saris here, for other handicrafts, will open new doors for the business of dairy, fisheries and bee-keeping here, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

I would urge the farmers, even the younger colleagues, to ensure greater participation in this type of business. With the efforts of all of us, our Kashi can grow into a major export hub of India and we should.

One thing we have to do again and again, we have to do with everyone, we also have to do with ourselves – we want freedom from single use plastic.

We have to change the habit of spitting on the paths. We have to make the ritual of two yards, the hotbed or face mask and the habit of washing hands. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

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