Center Tells Supreme Court Not To Interfere In Muslim Personal Laws
- The Supreme Court has been informed by the centre that Muslim personal laws cannot be intervened, as long as they don’t infringe into the fundamental rights of citizen.
- Fatwas are only opinions, and government is not allowed to prohibit the forum from expressing its opinion, and it is not obligatory on the parties. Over the years, it has been a preferred method for settling disagreements, as there will not be interferences by the government. The courts should also not act as the ruling body.
- The Muslim judicial system was questioned by advocate Vishwa Lochan Madan. The bench however observed that all these are political-religious issues, and hence they have no rights to decide on them. In this country where many people believe that Gangajal could cure all their ailments, there is nothing much they can do about it, as it all is a matter of belief.
- The Counsel has submitted that religious beliefs are sometimes forced upon Muslims in the name of the Holy Koran and Allah, and they can easily influence the uneducated and gullible people of the community. Muslim bodies like the Muslim Personal Law Board are known to blatantly disregard the sovereignty of the constitution. Therefore, such practices must be put to a complete stop.
- Article 25, 26, 27 & 28 of Indian constitution
- Preamble of Indian constitution