After Sabarimala verdict, Muslim women planning to approach the Supreme Court to allow entry inside Sunni mosques

Days after Supreme Court in its order allowed the every of women of all ages into the Sabarimala shrine, a organization named progressive Muslim women’s forum NISA, is planning to approach the top court to lift ban from the every of women inside Sunni mosques.

“I am doing this for equality. Women are never allowed inside Sunni mosques to pray and they, too, have the right. Women were allowed to enter mosques even during the time of the Prophet,” VP Zuhra, the President of the organization told News18. The NISA chief on Wednesday said that Advocate Venkita Subramoniam will be filing the Muslim women’s plea in the top court this week itself or by next week.

The decision to move Supreme Court is likely to receive a strong support especially after the Sabarimala verdict where a CJI-led five judge Constitution bench ruled that no religion can discriminate between genders.

Earlier in 2016, the Bombay High Court allowed women’s entry into the Haji Ali Dargah’s inner sanctum. The court added that it will give “necessary protection” to the respondents.

The decision came after a PIL challenging the ban stated that gender justice is inherent in the Quran and the decision contravenes the Hadith, which says that there is no prohibition on women visiting graves.