The Supreme Court has rejected the application to remove 26 verses from Quran. Along with this, the court has also imposed a fine of 50 thousand rupees on Rizvi.
Wasim Rizvi, former chairman of the Shia Waqf Board, had filed a petition in the Supreme Court last month and said that 26 verses of the Quran should be removed. Rizvi argued that in these verses, the basic principles of humanity are disregarded and hatred, murder, bloodshed are being spread in the name of religion, along with these verses are encouraging terror.
A bench led by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman has imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on former Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims with his petition in the Supreme Court seeking removal of some verses of the Quran. The headed dismissed the writ petition observing, “this is an absolutely frivolous writ petition” and also imposed Rs. 50,000 as costs on the petitioner for filing the petition.