In a major development, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) resolved Friday evening to oppose any court verdict that goes against the tenets of the Islamic Shariat.
The decision was taken on the opening day of the three-day AIMPLB conclave at the Nadwatul Ulema University of Islamic Studies here.
Briefing mediapersons at the end of the day-long proceedings, board assistant general secretary Maulana Abdul Rahim Quraishi said: "The board is of the view that effective implementation of darul - qaza verdicts is often obstructed on account of certain civil laws."
He said, "However, we need to make it loud and clear to the government that such laws will not be accepted by us."
The Maulana sought to add, "This is not anything new that we are seeking; in fact there have been several occasions in the past when court verdicts have been withdrawn by the legislature or by the parliament because these did not conform to the basic tenets of Islam."
Asked how the board proposed to go about it, he declared, "Well, we will make a formal representation to the government to make suitable amendments in the civil laws so as to avoid any kind of confrontation with the Islamic Shariat laws."
Earlier, the meet was inaugurated by AIMPLB president Maulana Rabe Hasan Nadwi, who was also the Rector of Nadwatul Ulema.