Supreme Court docket junks plea for govt nominees on mosque belief

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 4

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a PIL seeking directions for nominating Central and state government representatives to the “Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation” trust for building a mosque in Ayodhya.

A Bench, headed by Justice RF Nariman, rejected the PIL filed by two lawyers who said apart from private individuals and members of the state Sunni Wakf Board, the presence of Central and state government representatives was essential to ensure proper management of funds.

“It is in public interest that the Central Government and the state government may have all relevant information about the working of the trust to maintain public order,” the petitioners had submitted.

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A PIL in the Supreme Court has questioned the legality of allowing Muslims to practise bigamy, contending it went against the very spirit of the Constitution as it discriminated against women. It contended that bigamy is irrational, illogical, discriminatory and oppressive for women and affects her life and liberty and hits Article 21 of the Constitution.

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