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SC-FATWA - SC stays U'khand HC order banning religious outfits from issuing 'Fatwas'

Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.

New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) The Supreme Court 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'.
'Fatwa' is advice or opinion given by qualified Islamic scholars in response to queries asked on religious matter.
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 chal ...