On April 12, the Supreme Court will hear the petition of Wasim Rizvi, former chairman of the Shia Waqf Board, to remove 26 verses of the Quran. Justice Nariman will be heard in this case. Rizvi had filed a PIL on the matter in the apex court, on which he had come under target of people of his religion. Wasim Rizvi described some verses of the Quran as encouraging terror. Rizvi said that these verses were not earlier in the Quran, they were included later.
The All India Shia Personal Law Board, the premier organization of Shia Muslims, had appealed to the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition of Wasim Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board, to remove 26 verses of Quran Sharif. However, the court has agreed to hear the case.
The Shia Waqf Board asked Rizvi to apologize
At the same time, the National Minorities Commission rejected former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi's demand to remove 26 verses from Quran Sharif and asked him to apologize within 21 days. Also, on behalf of the Commission, it was said that if Rizvi does not do this, then appropriate legal action will be directed against him. The commission also sent a notice to Rizvi.
A case was registered against Rizvi in Bareilly
Two organizations named Anjuman Khuddamay-e-Rasool and Ittehade Millat Council (IMC) had filed a separate FIR against Rizvi in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh separately. Both these organizations are associated with Dargah Ala Hazrat. Moradabad's Rahat Molai Koumi Ekta Sangathan against Wasim Rizvi announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh for the person who beheaded him. The Shiane Haider-e Karrar Welfare Association also announced a reward of Rs 20,000 for those who behead her.