On July 16, the Ranchi district Magistrate gave an order directing women to donate 5 Qurans and to release her on bail.
The woman, Richa Bharti, is accused for hurting the religious beliefs of the Islamic community. Ranchi shared a controversial post on Facebook regarding the lynching of Tabarez Ansari. Mansur Khalifa of the Sadar Anjuman Islamia Committee filed a police complaint against her in Pithiora police station, near Ranchi. Later the case came up to the Ranchi Magistrate court.
The magistrate, Manish Singh, ordered that considering the age of the petitioner and the nature of the offence committed, it would be relevant to direct the petitioner to donate 5 copies of Quran, one to the Sadar Anjuman Islamia Committee and the other four to the government-run educational institution.
The order given by the magistrate created a countrywide controversy. The Ranchi District Bar Association filed a complaint to the Judicial Commissioner against the order of the magistrate. The RDBA also said that they had requested the JC to transfer the magistrate. The petitioner said that although she respects the court, the verdict asking her to distribute Quran copies was an infringement of her fundamental rights.
Because of the rising controversy against his decision, on July 17, the magistrate withdrew the order directing the petitioner ton donate 5 Quran copies for her release on bail.
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