All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s (AIMPLB) senior member Zafaryab Jilani on Sunday said the board never talked about setting up Shariat courts in all districts across the country.
“We have never talked about setting up Shariat courts in all districts across the country. Our motive is to set them up in places where it is required and where people want them,” ANI quoted Jilani as saying after AIMPLB meeting.
He also attacked BJP-RSS for doing politics over Shariat courts.
“Shariah Board is not a court. BJP-RSS is doing politics in the name of Shariat courts,” he said and added, “The board is working with full responsibility. It will hold workshops across the country to create awareness.”
Some recent reports said AIMPLB plans to open Darul-Qaza (Shariat courts) in all districts of the country to resolves issues in line with Islamic laws.
With a view of making lawyers, judges and common man aware about Shariat laws, AIMPLB will also be activating its Tafheem-e-Shariyat (TeS) committee.
"We will be activating Tafheem-e-Shariyat committee to make lawyers, judges and common man aware about Shariat laws," Jilani said.
Criticising the move, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi recently said there was no place for Shariat court, be it district or village or city. This isn't the Islamic Republic of India, she added.
“Debate is unnecessary. It's against Constitution. AIMPLB has no power to set up courts. Those supporting it know it's legally untenable. There's nothing but politics behind it,” said Union Minister PP Choudhary.