A public interest litigation petition has been filed before the Supreme Court against some verses in the Quran alleging them to be a global threat to humanity. The plea has contended these quotes and practices teach the young generation that it is religiously correct to “assassin and kill people of other faith especially the idol worshippers”. The petitioner has sought a direction to the Central or state government along with other institutions for monitoring and abolishing such practice and teaching as it is a direct volition of right to life of every citizen of the nation and casts huge apprehension to law and public order. It is the fundamental duty of the state to protect its citizens and no person should be permitted to take away someone else’s life under the umbrella of Article 25 and Article 26 of the Constitution. “And when the forbidden months have passed, kill the polytheists wherever you find them and take them prisoners, and beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent and observe Prayer and pay the Zakat, then leave their way free. Surely, Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful.” – the plea quotes a verse from Quran It is humbly submitted that the Constitution of India gives us the right to live, but the verse of the Quran considers other religion infidel for not accepting Islam, being polytheistic or being idolaters until others start giving zakat. If other religious practioners fail to do so then there is an apprehension of being killed. According to the petitioner, the anti-social, terrorist and radical groups have been misusing this quote of Quran to mislead the Islamic youth and manipulating with their innocent brains leading them to become a terrorist. Therefore, strict restraint on such religious teaching is required so that future generations can live in peace and harmony.
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