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HC dismisses PIL against construction of mosque

The Bombay High Court today dismissed a PIL taking exception to construction of a mosque in Nerul area of neighbouring Navi Mumbai.

mumbai Updated: Apr 07, 2010 15:12 IST

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL taking exception to construction of a mosque in Nerul area of neighbouring Navi Mumbai.

A division bench of Justices F I Rebello and Amjad Sayed dismissed the PIL, saying, that reasons for the same will be recorded later.

Petitioner Sumitra Kadu, a local, had opposed CIDCO's decision to hand over a plot in sector 50-E to a trust for construction of a mosque.

Petition alleged that not a single Muslim family lived within the radius of one kilometre.

Further, even the Police Commissioner had refused to give permission to build mosque in the area, saying, that it could lead to "law and order situation", the petition claimed.

However, at an earlier hearing, the High Court had observed that "this intolerance must go".

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