BJP spokesperson Sudhir Verma has opined that if Supreme Court order on Sabarimala has to be implemented, so should the order on Azan be.
Bengaluru: The case related to entry of women into Sabarimala temple will now be heard by a bench of seven judges of the top court.
Hours after the verdict was out, BJP spokesperson Sudesh Verma raised the issue of “Azan”. Azan is an Islamic prayer early in the morning played through loudspeakers.
The spokesperson said, “You know, there are various orders on morning call of prayers from Masjid or decibel level sound of mics." What he meant was that if the Supreme Court orders on Azan can’t be implemented, so should the orders on Sabarimala.
As the top court pronounced its verdict on Sabarimala today, it also held that the earlier judgement on Sabarimala stands good and women of all ages can gain entry into temple.
Though Verma 'welcomed' the verdict, he took a dig at the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid without taking his name. "There are many FIRs pending against figures of faith not being implemented. So state should act with rationality," added Verma, while speaking to IANS.
Verma, without naming Imam Bukhari was referring to allegations of assault on public servants and damage to public property in 2001. When the matter reached the court, it was contended that the proceedings against him may result in law and order situation.However, in 2016, a court said Jama Masjid's Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari cannot take advantage as being the head of a mosque and try to browbeat courts' powers under "fictitious" and "imaginary" threat of communal tension.
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