SC stays HC order banning outfits from issuing fatwas
NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order of Uttarakhand high court which had banned
all religious outfits, bodies, panchayats and groups of people in the state from issuing ‘fatwas’. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also issued notices to the state government and the high court on a plea filed by Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind challenging the court’s August 30 order. In its order, the high court had banned all the religious outfits, bodies and statutory panchayats, local panchayats and groups of people in Uttarakhand from issuing fatwas saying it infringed upon statutory rights, fundamental rights, dignity, status, honour and obligation of individuals.