Political leaders reject Muslim Personal Law Board's proposal to set up a 'Shariat' court in every district

Leaders from different political parties on both sides have opposed the proposal saying that India is not the Islamic Republic and there is no need for such courts.

Published: 09th July 2018 08:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2018 08:02 AM   |  A+A-

AIMPLB general secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani with Executive Members (File | PTI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi disapproved the idea of establishing a Shariat court in all districts across the country as proposed by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).

Speaking to ANI, Lekhi said that there is no place for such court in India, as it is not an 'Islamic Republic of India.'

"You can discuss religious matters but court binds this nation. There is no place for Shariat Court, be it at district or village or city level. This is not the Islamic Republic of India," Lekhi said.

Union Minister PP Chaudhary said, if a Shariat Court is formed, the verdict passed by such court would be against the Indian Constitution and so is not enforceable.

"As far as the opening of a court is concerned, it can only be in accordance with law and body opening it, should be competent under the law. Any verdict given by such court is against Constitution and so is not enforceable," Chaudhary said.

Even the Congress party spurned the proposal and termed the idea against the Indian Constitution.

Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said the special provision of a particular religion is always taken care by the Supreme Court and High Court and hence any other court is not needed.

"I do not subscribe to the idea. It is completely against the India Constitution. We have a well-established constitution, whenever there is a specific provision of a particular religion that is also being taken care by the Supreme Court and the High Court. I do not think there is a need to establish a Shariat court in all the districts," Rajeev Shukla said.

Janata Dal (United)'s national secretary general KC Tyagi also disapproved the need to establish such courts.

The AIMPLB had proposed to set up Shariat courts in all districts in the country to resolve all issues within the Islamic law, instead of approaching other courts.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments(2)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • creativegb

    Any parallel 'justice-delivery system' is an assault not only on 'independence' of judiciary but also on the Constitutional scheme for administration of Justice (interestingly
    4 months ago reply
  • Vijay

    Not just disapproving... if the Govt has any nerve left in it
    4 months ago reply
facebook twitter whatsapp