‘Namaz at Mosque is not integral to Islam’ Supreme Court stands on its 1994 verdict

New Desk | The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to reexamine its ‘1994 Ismail Farooqui’ verdict which stated that ‘Namaz at Mosque is not integral to Islam’.

The 3 judge bench headed by CJI Deepak Misra in its 2:1 verdict said the observations in paragraph 52 of the 1994 Ismail Faruqi judgment, that mosque was not an integral part of Islam, have to be understood in the context of land acquisition proceedings. The bench also refused to refer the case to a larger bench of the Supreme Court.

Disagreeing with CJI Misra and Justice Bhusan, Justice S Abdul Nazeer in his judgement said whether the mosque is integral to Islam has to be decided considering belief of religion and it requires detailed consideration. Referring to the recent Supreme Court order on female genital mutilation Justice Nazeer said the present matter to be heard by a larger bench. “All religions, all mosques and temples churches are equal. We have already noticed all religious places are liable to be acquired as per 1994 verdict,” the bench added.

The Bench further added that civil suit on the Ayodhya land dispute will be heard by a newly constituted three-judge bench on October 29

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