Prince of Arcot hails Supreme Court verdict

Chennai: The Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, has welcomed the Supreme Court ‘s verdict dismissing Waseem Rizvi, former Chairman, UP Shia Wakf Board’s PIL, seeking removal of 26 verses from the Holy Qur’an, which he alleged promoted violence and terrorism.

“There is not a single verse in the entire Holy Qur’an, which promotes violence or terrorism,” he said in a statement and added that it condemns unjustified violence and terrorism, while permitting self defence.

Only a distorted reading of verses taken out of the context could lead to such utterly wrong views, as expressed by Waseem Rizvi, he added.

Such an absurd frivolous and vexatious petition has rightly been dismissed by the Supreme Court, the Prince of Arcot said.


NT Bureau