New Delhi- Indian Supreme Court today ruled that Islamic fatwas had no legal sanction.
The apex court said that either Darul Qaza or any mufti cannot issue fatwas and try to enforce against a person who has not approached for religious opinion. The SC said religion or faith cannot be used to victimize innocents. The SC said no law has given any recognition to fatwas. Indian apex court cited the Imrana case and said fatwas can cause irreparable damage to the rights of an individual. The SC said though religious opinion as fatwas have a laudable object, it cannot be enforced the moment it breaches the fundamental rights of a person.