For several weeks now, Indians have weighed in a public interest litigation (PIL) that has been referred to the Supreme Court, in which 26 Quran verses have been demanded to be reviewed and declared "unconstitutional and non-functional," alleging "their use to encourage and justify violence."
@gulf_news @HRSD_SA @UAEEmbassyUS @mohapuae Countries should ban this kinds of culprite who is doing propagation against Islam and Quran.Remove 26 verses from Quran, says PIL, draws backlash | India News - Times of India https://t.co/HBHKtbfHWU— Fareed Nawab(I am Hemanth KarKare) (@nawabkaifee2002) March 22, 2021
The main petitioner Wasim Rizvi was a former chairman of the Shia Central Board of Waqf in Uttar Pradesh and a well-known film producer. He has flagged 26 Quran verses he says "promote extremism and terrorism and pose a serious threat to the sovereignty, unity, and integrity of the country."
Rizvi argues that a Muslim who believes in Quran can be "enticed to commit violent acts on the basis of these verses," which is why he demands that they be removed from the holy book.
A PIL has been filed asking that 26 verses of the Quran, which the petitioner finds predisposed towards inciting violence amongst believers, must be so assessed and “removed”.— The Wire (@thewire_in) April 10, 2021
The move paints the Muslim minds as blank receptacles, without much aptitude.https://t.co/ZwvQaSV7ht
Everything influence people's mindset. From religious text to Bollywood movies, that one watches from childhood. Irrespective of the context, it's always better to remove ambiguity to avoid misinterpretations.— akzaisme (@AkhileshH3) April 10, 2021
The PIL which has been supported by many voices online has also prompted many angry discussions amongst conservative Muslims in India, with many of them protesting Rizvi's call, deeming it a threat to their right to practice their faith, saying that "the vast majority of Muslims do not blindly take Quran literally."
In #India, Wasseem Rizvi, a Shia Muslim, started a petition for the Court seeking to remove 26 jihadi verses of the Quran who are promoting terrorism/violence. Muslims have put a price on his head to the tune of 1,5 million INR You are a brave men, Rizvi! https://t.co/JGhk75oUXB— Filip Dewinter (@FDW_VB) March 15, 2021
Some also questioned Rizvi's idea saying that "if his demand was met positively by the Supreme Court, he will not be able to remove those 26 verses from minds of thousands of Muslim Indians who have fully memorized the holy book."
© 2000 - 2021 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)