Thursday, June 24, 2021
Home News Reports All India Muslim Personal Law Board now wants to set up Sharia courts all...

All India Muslim Personal Law Board now wants to set up Sharia courts all over the country

In a series of events, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has come up with a decision to open Sharia courts also referred to as Darul-Qaza, in all districts of the country. This extremely controversial decision has now met with stiff opposition from the BJP.

The AIMPLB’s decision to set up parallel religious courts, which are extra-constitutional in nature, has not taken well by many sections in the country.

AIMPLB’s Zafaryab Jilani is of the opinion that, the Darul-Qaza is not a parallel court, but a place where Qazis (Islamic scholars) give suggestions to solve disputes. He said that there are around 40 such courts already in the country. The Muslim board is planning to take it to all the parts of the country. “The objective of Darul-Qaza is to resolve matters in light of Shariat laws instead of going to other courts,” he said.

Reacting to this, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said that “You can discuss religious matters but court binds this nation. There is no place for Sharia Court, be it district or village or city. Courts will work in accordance with law. This isn’t the Islamic Republic of India.”

Interestingly, the Supreme Court in a judgement held that the sharia courts have no legal sanctity, and fatwas issued by them are llegal. It seems to be a grave concern as despite ruled illegal by the Supreme Court, the sharia courts still runs a parallel justice system in India.

According to Prof. Anand Ranganathan, there are more than 300 Sharia courts or Darul-Qaza operating in the country. The Islamic organization called Imarat-e-Sharia runs more than 250 Sharia courts alone in states like Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. The AIMPLB also runs more than 50 Islamic Parallel courts in the country.

The AIMPLB has also decided to strengthen Tafheem-e-Shariyat (TeS) committees to create awareness programmes about the sharia law, especially making lawyers and judges sensitize about the Islamic law.

“The committee used to organise conferences and workshops all over the country with Islamic experts trying to delve in details into Shariat laws and address queries of participants. It is felt that the committee should be activated and more such programs should be held,” Zafaryab Jilani said.

The AIMPLB is considered to be an extremely controversial religious body. Earlier it had faced huge opposition in the country, as they were against the idea of banning the patriarchal laws like Triple Talaq.

AIMPLB is also a stakeholder in the Babri Masjid demolition case, which is pending in the Supreme Court. Recently Salman Nadwi, a member of the AIMPLB had talks with Sri Sri Ravishankar regarding a peaceful settlement of the Ayodhya dispute. But, AIMPLB sacked him from the membership of the board for speaking about a peaceful resolution of the issue.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Karnataka: Muslim family kills their own daughter and her Hindu lover in front of the boy’s mother

The 19-year-old Basavaraj Madivalapaa Badiger, an autorickshaw driver at Saladahalli village, and his 18-year-old lover Davalbi Bandagisab Tambad, a resident of the neighbouring Khanapur, were allegedly murdered by the father and other family members of the girl.

UP mass conversion: How Darsh Saxena, Rajeshwari and Priyanka became Mohd Rehaan Ansari, Razia and Fatima, more details emerge

More stories of religious conversion to Islam emerge as Uttar Pradesh ATS investigation intensifies.

Tripura emerges as India’s first 100% vaccinated state in 45 plus age group

With more than 14 Lakh doses administered, Tripura is now India's first state with 100%+ Vaccination in 45 plus age group.

As Congress continues propaganda against vaccines, India achieves over 5 million vaccinations per day three days in a row

While Congress attacked Modi govt over 'decline' in vaccinations on Tuesday, India vaccinated average 70 lakh people daily in 3 days

From cover up to conspiracy to murder: Some unanswered questions about Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s death in Kashmir

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee had died mysteriously days after he was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir for entering the state without permission

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

Recently Popular

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

After being slammed by Bombay HC for lack of evidence, Mumbai police names Arnab Goswami as an accused in second TRP chargesheet

Republic TV had submitted before Bombay HC that Mumbai Police have deliberately not named Arnab Goswami in charge sheet to keep the investigation open

Video of a person making anti-India comments circulated on social media falsely claiming that it is the founder of Himalaya Drug Company

Muhammad Manal, the founder of HImalaya Drug Company died in 1986, and the person in the viral video is one Naqi Ahmed Nadwi

Uttar Pradesh: One Dilshad caught breaking idols in Hindu temple in Kannauj, accomplice Umar says they were instructed to do so

Kannauj Police superintend Dr Arvind Kumar informed that a case will be filed under NSA against the main accused and others.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,542FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe