The apex court termed as "absolutely frivolous" the petition filed by former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi and dismissed it with a cost of Rs 50,000.
A bench of Justices R F Nariman B R Gavai and Hrishikesh Roy rejected the petition in which Rizvi alleged that these 26 verses of Quran promoted terrorism.
Chairman of the Raja Action Committee, Maulana Afroz Raja Qadri, claimed sectarian forces were operating behind Rizvi, and that time has come to unmask them.
The former Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board chairman had moved the Supreme Court with a plea seeking the removal of certain verses from the Quran claiming they promote violence.
Rizvi, in his petition, said that the 26 verses promoted terrorism and Jihad among Muslim youth pushing them on the path of insurgency across the world.
He highlighted that every Muslim in the entire world believes that every word of the Quran is from God and is therefore unalterable and irremovable.
Not only the ruling BJP leaders but a prominent Muslim religious leader in Indore has also objected to using the Quaran’s name in political activities.
The dream of a tailor at Eruva near Kayamkulam was fulfilled by his four sons who created the 3.1-kilometre-long handwritten copy of the Quran in the world.
They used to get bulk orders for the holy book from Qatar, the UAE and Yemen, but they have stopped accepting export orders as they are unable to even complete orders from domestic buyers.
Unleashing a scathing attack on the UDF, Pinarayi said the issue was first raised by the BJP and the RSS who have their own agenda in raking it up, but the UDF also lapped on it.
Party brands Oppn agitation against Min Jaleel as against holy book, UDF terms it a move to appease community
Upset over the series of protests being organised by Opposition parties throwing Covid guidelines to the winds, the CM termed their political view narrow.
Meanwhile, the Customs has collected details about the UAE firm that published the Quran donated by the consulate.
Rioters set fires and threw objects at police and rescue services Friday night, slightly injuring several police officers and leading to the detention of about 15 people.