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Defamation case filed against Sharia court in Ahmedabad

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:58

With the SC ruling that Sharia courts have no legal sanctity, a defamation case has been filed against such a forum here for issuing a public notice in connection with a marital dispute.

SC ruling on Shariat courts disappoints Muslim clerics

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 10:06

Muslims clerics have reacted strongly to the Supreme Court`s historic judgement, which said that Shariat or Islamic courts have no legal sanctity and the decrees issued by them are not legally binding.

Sharia courts never claimed legal powers: Muslim Personal Law Board

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 00:27

All India Muslim Personal Law Board Monday said the Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts) never claimed that they are constitutional institutions or have legal powers.

Shariat courts can be illegal if they violate fundamental rights: S Irfan Habib

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 23:17

Historian S Irfan Habib Reacting to the Supreme Court (SC) verdict on Shariat court, historian S Irfan Habib said, "The court has reiterated what it felt about the issue. It has said earlier also that Shariat courts are illegal. If they or anything violates the fundamental rights of the citizen, then you can`t call it legal. In that case, Shariat courts are illegal. This is the scant over rule of what the highest court of the country believes."

SC ruling on Shariat court draws sharp reaction from clerics

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:43

The Supreme Court`s verdict on Monday declaring that a Shariat court has no legal sanction drew sharp reaction from Muslim clerics.

Muslim clerics attend conference on polio eradication in Pak

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 16:25

Influential Muslim clerics and scholars from across Pakistan and abroad attended a conference here aimed at bringing together the religious leaders and apprise them about the challenges of polio eradication, including mis-information spread in the name of religion.

Priyanka Gandhi meets Muslim clerics, wins support for Congress

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 09:53

While she might not be a Congress member officially, but Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has started to play an active role in the internal and external affairs of the party.

Congress, BJP spar over Rajnath`s meeting with Muslim clerics

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:13

Congress and BJP on Tuesday sparred over Rajnath Singh`s meeting with Muslim clerics in Lucknow with the ruling party accusing BJP of "double-speak" and the opposition party hitting back.

Nothing wrong in Rajnath meeting Muslim clerics: BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 17:31

BJP on Tuesday saw "nothing wrong" in party chief Rajnath Singh meeting Muslim religious leaders in Lucknow, saying candidates should meet voters across his constituency.

BJP chief Rajnath Singh meets Muslim clerics in Lucknow

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 09:02

Attempting to reach out to Muslims, Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Monday met some clerics while campaigning in Lucknow.

Fatwa can`t be forced upon people: SC

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 20:33

Fatwa issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced upon people and the state has to protect persons who are harassed for not following such dictates, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while expressing reservation in interfering with Shariat courts.

Muslim clerics to boycott marriage of drunkards, dowry seekers

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 15:23

Drunkards and dowry seekers in eastern states will find it difficult to get their marriage solemnised with a group of Muslim clerics deciding to boycott such people.