Markandey Katju favours uniform civil law

Press Council of India Chairperson Markandey Katju on Tuesday favoured a uniform civil law in the country, saying the Muslim personal law is "unjust" as it treats women as "inferior".

Defamation case filed against Sharia court in Ahmedabad

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

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

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

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

Muslim Personal Law can`t override criminal law: Court

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

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.

Keep off personal laws: Muslim leaders

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

AIMPLB urges govt to safeguard Muslim personal law

The Muslim law board Saturday
appealed to the government to take remedial measures to
protect and safeguard the Muslim Personal Law which it felt
was "under threat now".