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Law recognises each community can have own rules: Ansari on Sharia courts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid opposition over suggestions to set up courts, former has said that law recognises that each community can have its own rules.

He also said that people are confusing social practices with

"People are confusing social practices with The legal system is there but our law also recognises that each community can have its own rules. in covers four subjects -- marriage, divorce, inheritance and adoption. Each community in has got the right to practice it as per our law," Ansari told television channel Today.

Last week, the All India Muslim Board had said it plans to open Darul-Qaza (courts) to resolve issues in line with Islamic laws. However, the proposal has been opposed by the government.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 23:25 IST
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