Sharia courts across India? : Swamy says De-facto way of creating secession

Subramanian Swamy
Subramanian Swamy, File Photo

New Delhi, July 9 : BJP leader and MP Subramanian Swamy reacted sharply to the proposal of All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s (AIMPLB) to open Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts) in all districts of India, terming  it a a de-facto way of dividing the country and  creating secession.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board or AIMPLB, the highest decision making body on Muslim affairs is contemplating  to open Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts) in all districts of the country to resolve issues in line with Islamic laws.

 “It’s (the Sharia court plan) a de-facto way of dividing the country and creating secession. There is only one court and one law. Constitution is the guiding force and anything outside it will not be acceptable,” Swami told ANI, adding, “Any attempt made, should be acted upon strongly by the govt and these people should be arrested under the national security act.”

The proposal will come up for discussion at a meeting of the Muslim Law Board in Delhi on July 15.As around Rs. 50,000 is required for Darul-Qaza (Sharia court) to function properly and there will be discussion on generating resources for these courts

“At present there are 40 such courts in Uttar Pradesh. We plan to open one such court in every districts of the country. The objective of Darul-Qaza is to resolve matters in light of Shariat laws instead of going to other courts,” senior member AIMPLB, Zafaryab Zilani said.

The AIMPLB will activate its Tafheem-e-Shariyat (TeS) committee to make lawyers, judges and the common man aware about Sharia law,

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