Wasim Rizvi withdraws application from Supreme Court, seeking removal of 26 Verses of Quran

Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi has withdrawn an application from the country's Supreme court seeking waiving fine of Rs 50,000 imposed on a petition seeking removal of 26 verses from the Quran.  Former Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi said he has filed a review petition.

It may be recalled that in April, the Supreme court had dismissed a petition filed by former Wakf Board chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi. The petition filed in the Supreme Court sought removal of 26 imports of the Quran in violation of the country's laws and allegedly promoting extremism and terrorism.

A bench of the Supreme court headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman had also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on him for filing a frivolous petition before him and misusing the precious time of the Supreme Court.

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