- On the occasion of Eid, a petition was filed to allow opening of mosques for Eidgah and bye prayers
- The division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddharth Verma heard the petition.
May 20, 2020, 04:51 PM IST
Prayagraj The Allahabad High Court refused to interfere in the opening of the mosque on the occasion of Eid. A petition was filed in the High Court for the approval of the collective namaz on Eid. During the hearing on Wednesday, the High Court said- First, this application should be presented to the Uttar Pradesh government. We will hear if he dismisses or hangs the case.
Let us know that Lockdown Phase-4 is going on in UP like the rest of the country. All religious places are closed. Islamic education centers like Darul Uloom Deoband have appealed to people to offer Eid prayers at home. A fatwa was also issued in this regard on Tuesday itself.
Division Bench Hearing
The petition for approval of prayers in Idgah and mosques was heard by a bench of Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddharth Verma. The person named Shahid, who had filed the petition, had said that Eidgahs should be opened in Ramadan for reciting Eid-ul-Fitr prayers and prayers. Approval should be given to open mosques for one hour for prayers.
What did the High Court say?
The Division Bench of the High Court said – you (petitioner) should apply to the competent authority for the demands. If there is no order or hanging, then you can file a petition in the High Court. A petition cannot be filed in the High Court without an application to the government. You filed a petition before the government before placing a demand. The High Court cannot intervene at the moment.