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Shariat Bill passed in J&K Assembly

Submitted by on February 17, 2007 – 4:41 pm

Jammu & Kashmir Assembly has passed the shariat bill. This news has really got unnoticed in the media or has it not cared about it? What are the implications? While there is an increasing need to implement a uniform civil code for all the citizens and scrap religion-bsed personal laws, what are the fallouts of these legislations? It is ironic that in a secular country, people are treated by the judiciary based upon their religion! What kind of secular state are we,then? In USA, for example, polygamy is il-legal for everyone, but in our country polygamy may be il-legal for one citizen,but may be entirely legal for another citizen.

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