Print edition : August 08, 2014

Participants at a meeting of the sharia court organised by the Bharathiya Muslim Mahila Andolan in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.

Muslim women at a meeting in Madurai on June 25. The AIMPLB feels that as per the Quran women do not have the mandate to set up sharia courts to resolve disputes relating to marriage and divorce. Photo: S. KRISHNAMOORTHY

The Supreme Court ruling that fatwas issued by sharia courts cannot be enforced is significant in furthering the movement for securing gender justice within the framework of personal laws.
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