SHARIAH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SHARIAH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Court: Islamic law holds no legal sway in India http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58156835-68/court-india-shariah-courts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58156835-68/court-india-shariah-courts.html.csp">Court: Islamic law holds no legal sway in India</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NIRMALA GEORGE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T12:01:06.69-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 12:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Delhi • Islamic courts have no legal authority in India, the country’s Supreme Court ruled Monday, saying Muslims cannot be legally subject to a parallel religious authority. Individuals may abide by Shariah court rulings if they wish, but cannot be legally forced to do so, Judge C. K. Prasad said. “No religion is allowed to curb anyone’s fundamental rights,” he told the court, giving the decision of a two-judge bench. Indian law does not recognize Shariah court rulings, he said. The court w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581568352014-07-07T12:01:06.69-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-07T12:01:06.69-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156835@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:01:06 MDT