In a definitive move, the Supreme Court, on Monday, rejected a petition seeking a ban on Sharia law but at the same time asserted that they have no legal binding on Indian citizens. Twitter was abuzz with people reacting positively to the SC's decision and the hashtag #SupremeCourt was trending throughout the day.
Historic decision by Supreme Court today, Sharia Courts,Fatwas are Illegal.This clears wayfor Uniform civil code now https://t.co/n2xDgVSpLq
— Raj Karsewak (@rajkarsewak) July 7, 2014
— Axomiya Jiyori (@SouleFacts) July 7, 2014
Fatwas have no legal sanction, Supreme Court Welcome d judgment. Fatwa is anyway only interpretation not legally binding even during Mughal
— shahid siddiqui (@shahid_siddiqui) July 7, 2014
Wait, the Supreme Court had to actually rule that Sharia courts have no legal sanction? Kinda #CaptainObvious, eh?
— Madhu Menon (@madmanweb) July 7, 2014
Some even suggested that the Government which is seeking to implement a uniform civil law code should take a step towards it.
Shariat Courts are illegal, says #supremecourt in a landmark judgment. The govt should seize the moment.
— Girish Kuber (@girishkuber) July 7, 2014
Sharia Courts have no legal sanction, says Supreme Court. This could well be the first step towards Uniform Civil Code.
— Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) July 7, 2014