Shariat Courts have no legal sanction says Supreme Court [Download Judgment]

Murali Krishnan July 7 2014

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that no institution can pass fatwas or orders that violate an individual's rights. Stating that such decrees are bereft of any legal status, the court held that they cannot be enforced using coercive methods.

Disposing of the petition filed by advocate Vishwa Lochan Madan (Petitioner), Justices CK Prasad and Pinaki Chandra Ghose also ruled that Shariat courts have no legal sanction and no one is bound to accept a fatwa or diktat pronounced by them.

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