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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.

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.

Can vote for Modi if he changes himself: Maulana Kalbe Sadiq

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 18:01

Prominent Muslim cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq says he can vote in favour of BJP`s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi if he changes himself.

Muslim Personal Law can`t override criminal law: Court

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 17:05

Holding that Muslim Personal Law cannot "override" criminal law, a Delhi court has rejected the bail plea of a Muslim man, accused of kidnapping and raping his 17-year-old lover belonging to the same community.

Muslim body to move SC over marriageable age for community girls

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 23:26

Holding that fixing marriageable age for Muslims was an encroachment into their religious rights, a newly constituted umbrella body of the community here has decided to move the Supreme Court seeking exemption from the minimum age limit of 18 years.

AIMPLB criticises government for not amending Waqf Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 15:18

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Tuesday criticised the central and state governments for not amending the Waqf Act as per its demands despite several assurances.

Maulana Nadvi elected president of AIMPLB for 5th term

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013, 22:07

Maulana Syed Raabe Hasani Nadvi was elected unopposed as the President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for the fifth consecutive term.

Muslims against lower consensual sex age

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 15:36

Three leading Muslim groups are against the government decision to lower the age for consensual sex, saying it will be a blow to family and social values.

Release and compensate innocent Muslim youths, appeals AIMPLB

Last Updated: Sunday, February 03, 2013, 22:07

All India Muslim Personal Law Board claimed that a large number of Muslim youths were lodged in prisons on terror charges.

Keep off personal laws: Muslim leaders

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 20:01

Muslim leaders came down heavily on governments and courts for what they termed as "interference" in the Muslim personal law, a spokesperson said.