“Do you really, really want to argue this case? Are you sure?” a visibly upset Justice Nariman asked the petitioner.

Sure you want to argue this SC dismisses PIL to send Indian Muslims to Pakistan
news Court Friday, March 15, 2019 - 14:20

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking that all Indian Muslims be sent to Pakistan. The plea came up for hearing before a bench of Justices Rohinton Nariman and Vineet Saran and was promptly dismissed by the bench.

According to Bar and Bench, Justice Rohinton Nariman appeared visibly upset at the plea and asked the petitioner to read it aloud in the courtroom.

“What's this? Do you really, really want to argue this case? Are you sure?” asked Justice Nariman adding that the court will hear the lawyer but will pass strictures against him.

“Umm, no my lord,” the lawyer said.

“OK, dismissed,” the bench responded.

Many users on social media welcomed the dismissal of the case and opined that the petitioner should be penalised for filing frivolous petitions.

“Shouldn't' the hon'ble SC pass strictures and impose fine on the petitioner for wasting precious time of the justice system?” a user said on Twitter.

This comes a month after the Supreme Court agreed to examine the remarks of Meghalaya High Court judge Sudip Sen who had stated that ‘India should have been declared a Hindu country.’ Justice Sen, who was hearing a plea filed by an Army recruit who was refused a domicile certificate by the Meghalaya government, had in December last year said, “Since the partition of the subcontinent, during Independence, was done on the basis of religion, Pakistan declared that it was an Islamic country. India should also have been declared a Hindu country.”

The judge’s remark had sparked a massive controversy and several politicians, lawyers and retired judges had sought his impeachment. The judge had later clarified that he was not aligned to any political ideology. A plea was filed in the Supreme Court stating that the judgement was “legally flawed.” The Supreme Court has agreed to see whether the remarks can be deleted.