And then no doubt the jihad will end, right? Right?
From AKI, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Srinagar, 8 Feb. (AKI/Asian Age) – A select committee of the assembly in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has adopted a private member’s bill seeking the application of the Muslim Personal Law (Sharia) in the state. With Kashmir being a Muslim majority state in predominantly Hindu India, community personal law is currently based on a code, consistent with Koranic injunctions, which has been in force since Kashmir was ruled by Maharaja Pratap Singh from 1885 till 1925.
An official handout issued in the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, Srinagar, on Wednesday said the “Report on the Law (Shariat) Application Bill, 2005” was adopted by the select committee at a meeting held in Jammu.
State law and parliamentary affairs minister Tariq Hamid Karra chaired the meeting, which was also attended by the opposition National Conference Legislature Party leader Abdur Rahim, who is the mover of the bill, legislators Sartaj Madni, Aga Rohulla Mehdi and Ghulam Hassan Khan, state commissioner/secretary for law A.H. Kochak and Legislative Assembly secretary Iqbal Ganai.
The committee, it said, discussed the private member’s bill before adopting the report with certain changes. The bill was introduced during the last Budget Session. The House had, however, referred it to the select committee for its suggestions and recommendations.
The bill seeks the application of Muslim Personal Law (Sharia) to Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir. It deals with questions pertaining to succession, special property of females, including personal property inherited or obtained under contract or gift, or any other provisions of personal law. Also, on marriage, dissolution of marriage, dower, guardianship, gifts, trust and trust properties where the parties are Muslims, the rule of decision shall be the Sharia.