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Karnataka: Congress Minister welcomes AIMPLB's plans to open Shariat courts

By Chennabasaveshwar

Bengaluru, July 9: Karnataka Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan welcomed All India Muslim Personal Law Board's plans on Shariat courts in all districts of the nation.

Zameer Ahmed Khan, Minority Welfare Minister in Congress-JDS coalition government, called the move as good proposal. "It's a good proposal,will help solve our problems.There is only one law in India but this is only meant to bring awareness among the Muslims," Zameer Ahmed Khan said.

Karnataka Minister welcomes AIMPLBs palns to open Shariat courts

Khan recently stirred a row over renaming of Bengaluru's Hajj Bhavan after controversial historical figure Tipu Sulatan.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board or AIMPLB, the highest decision making body on Muslim affairs, plans to open Darul-Qaza (Sharia courts) in all districts of the country to resolve issues in line with Islamic laws.

The proposal will come up for discussion at a meeting of the Muslim Law Board in Delhi on July 15.

"At present there are 40 such courts in Uttar Pradesh. We plan to open one such court in every districts of the country. The objective of Darul-Qaza is to resolve matters in light of Shariat laws instead of going to other courts," senior member AIMPLB, Zafaryab Zilani, told news agency PTI.

(With PTI inputs )

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