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Jamiat to appeal against Utrakhand High Court verdict banning fatwa

September 1, 2018

 

New Delhi 01 Sep. 18: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani has termed the verdict of Utrakhand High Court as infringement upon Constitutional and religious rights of the Muslim Community. The Court in its verdict on Thursday banned the religious bodies from issuing fatwa. Maulana Madani announced that Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind would appeal against it in the Apex Court. He maintained that this verdict itself contradicts the Supreme Court’s earlier decree about the status of fatwa. He asserted that fatwa is not binding and enforceable. It is only religious guidance for a person who seeks to know with regard to his affairs.

 

Maulana said “As for the recent verdict of Utrakhand High Court, it was disposed in a single day on petition of one counsel who cited the Hindi newspaper clip about the case. The honorable judges did not need any enquiry in the case and nor the concerned person was invited. It is fact that that case has nothing to do with any fatwa and it is fully related to the village panchayat. Even the newspaper did not mention any religious mufti or Islam scholar in the context of the matter.Maulana Mahmood Madani expressed his commitment that JUH would fight this case in the Supreme Court with full commitment and procure the basic religious rights of the community.  

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