Posted by: becketfund | November 2, 2006

India: Government Defends Islamic Courts

Times of India and Hindustan Times report that on November 2, the Indian government argued in defense of Islamic courts, saying that such courts merely issue advisory opinions, and that no one is required to use those courts.  The defense goes on to say that the creation of these bodies as alternative dispute resolution mechanisms is protected by India’s constitution that guarantees every religious denomination the freedom to manage its own affairs in matters of religion.

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