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.

SC ruling on Shariat courts disappoints Muslim clerics

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

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.

Shariat court issues notice to Christian priest

A Shariat court (Islamic Court)
has issued a notice to a Christian priest to explain his
position on alleged conversion of Muslim youth to Christianity
by him.

`Talaq` given under pressure is not divorce: Shariat court

A Shariat court here has
observed that a `talaq` given under pressure cannot amount to
actual divorce.