HYDERABAD:“Darul Qazas” (Shariat courts) are not parallel courts. They are mere alternate dispute redressal mechanism,” said AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.He made this comment a day after All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s (AIMPLB) decision to open the body invited a slew of criticism.
“Darul Qazas will only preside over civil matters. And that too only if the two parties consent to take their problems to a qazi. Even if a decision is given, it depends on the parties to accept it. The decision is more like a legal opinion,” Owaisi, who is also a member of the Executive Committee of AIMPLB, said here on Monday, while interacting with a TV channel.
He also said, “We must understand that this is not a way to impose Sharia in the country. These bodies are constitutional and nobody is forcing the parties to go over there.” On Sunday, AIMPLB announced its plans to open Shariat courts in all districts of the country.