Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to give an urgent hearing to a plea seeking direction to restrain the All India Muslim Personal Law Board from giving alleged “misleading messages” to the public till the hearing of a plea on Muslim women’s rights on issues concerning marriage and divorce. A vacation bench of Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy while declining to give an urgent hearing asked petitioner advocate Farha Faiz, who is also party to the suo motu petition being heard by the apex court, to first respond to the writ petition and then mention the fresh plea for hearing. Faiz said that direction should be passed to restrain media trial, which is being done on the contentious issue of Muslim women’s rights and members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) from issuing misleading statements. “How can we stop media trial? Is their any mechanism in any part of the world to stop media trial,” the bench observed.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The lawyer, who said she is the national president of the Rashtrawadi Muslim Mahila Sangh (RMS), an NGO which claims to be fighting for protection to Muslim women and their life, liberty, rights and education. In her plea, she apprehended that during the month of Ramazan, Muslim people gather for Taraweeh (to listen to the holy Quran) and they could be easily misled by such statements, which could be a danger to the society.
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