Monday's Supreme Court rejected a petition by Akhil Bharatha Hindu Mahasabha's state president of the Kerala unit to allow Muslim women to enter mosques to offer prayers and shed the "purdah" system.
A Bench headed by India's Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi declined to entertain Swamy Dethathreya Sai Swaroop Nath's plea for rejection of his petition by the Kerala High Court.
"The segregation and discrimination against Muslim women by not enabling them and their masculine counterparts to enter and pray in masjids in the primary prayer room is against Articles 21 and 14 of the Constitution," the petition said.
Any rigid adherence to previous centuries ' preaching and teaching was "equal to rigorous adherence to the size and type of clothing worn even during adulthood during adolescence. That's stubbornness," he said.
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