Why in the News?

Recently, the Supreme court made a verdict on Nupur Sharma on her controversial remarks on Prophet.

About the topic

Indian Judiciary’s judgment regarding overall Minority cases.

Series of Highlighted Muslim cases dealt with by Supreme Court.

  • Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid case
    • The Supreme court turned the installation of idols in 1949 and the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 into egregious wrongs.
  • Hindutva Judgement 1995
    • The supreme case has held Hindutva to be a way of life and not a religion indicting anti-Muslim speech by Bal Thackeray.
  • Tehseen S Poonawala
    • It came down heavily against mob lynching and asked parliament to enact a law against such activities.
  • Triple Talakh verdict 2020
    • The majority deemed ‘triple-Talakh’ to be void because Quran does not mention it. The court said, what’s a sinful theology cannot be valid in law.

For Minorities

  • Ahmedabad St. Xavier college, 1974
    • Justice HR Khanna observed Minorities are as much the ‘children of the soil’ as the majority and the approach to ensure a sense of belonging, security of consciousness of equality and awareness that conservation of their religion, culture, language and script also educational institutions are fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution.

Some Falliable Judgements

  • Ismail Farookhi case, 1994
    • SC-held mosque is not an essential part of Muslim practice.
  • Azeez Basha, 1967
    • Referring to the history of the Aligarh movement and the circumstances leading to the establishment of the Aligarh Muslim University, the Court emphasized that the University had been established by the enactment of the Aligarh University Act of 1920 and was, therefore, set up by the Central Government through legislative measures.


Our Judges have not been only fair but also sensitive to Muslim causes. Muslim women in particular have had much more success before the judiciary than Hindu women as per the facts.