Indian courts succumb to Hindutva influence by passing anti-Muslim verdicts.

ISLAMABAD -- The Indian judiciary, with its anti-Muslims verdicts, has become an instrument in the hands of the Narendra Modi government that continues to oppress minorities and deny them justice.The time-to-time verdicts of Indian courts on religious matters have proved that the institution is openly siding with Hindutva and has failed the Muslim community.

This June, the Indian Supreme Court appeared as the 'biggest tormentor of the minorities' after it refused to stop the government from razing houses of the Muslims.

The top court said, 'We cannot stop demolitions,' in response to a petition by a Muslim group in Uttar Pradesh who said that state government had been punishing members of India's 200-million-strong Islamic minority for participating in protests.

Muslims in India are not facing such a situation for the first time as the history is replete with such incidents of state-sponsored persecution of Muslims particularly in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Delhi and Gujarat.

In another recent judgment to appease Hindutva, the Supreme Court of India held that 'a mosque was not essential to Muslim mode of worship'.

According to experts, the Indian courts are now 'just another extension of Hindutva' and the ruling on mosques gives credence to demolishing all mosques and mausoleums, particularly about 5,000 mosques built by the Muslim conquerors.

In a case of barring the Muslim girl students to wear hijab, the high court in India's Karnataka this March stated that the head scarf was 'not essential' to Islam.In its oppressive decision, the three-judge bench held that allowing Muslim women to wear the hijab in classrooms would hinder their emancipation and go against the constitutional spirit of 'positive secularism'.

In 2018, an Indian court overturned the conviction of senior Bharatia Janta Party (BJP) member Maya Kodnani who was sentenced to 28 years in jail for her part in the murder of 97 people in 2002 in the state of Gujarat.

Her co-accused Bau Bajrangi also got relief in his sentence.In Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid Blast case, a special court in 2018 acquitted all accused Including Swami Aseemanand In Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid Blast case of 2007, that had resulted in killing of nine people and left 58 injured.

All the accused belonged to organisations practising Hindutva ideology.In Samjhauta Express case, a special court in 2019 acquitted all four men involved in bombing the train linking India and Pakistan.

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