Sharia Court Dispenses ‘Justice’ In Lahore
In a manifestation of people’s growing distrust in the conventional judicial system and mounting influence of religious organisations in the society, Jamatud Dawa (JuD) has set up ‘Darul Qaza Sharia’ in the provincial metropolis to dispense ‘justice’ among people in light of Sharia laws, Dawn has learnt.
A legal expert Dawn talked to said this is in sheer violation of the Constitution of Pakistan. However, the organisation claims it offers arbitration only and resolves disputes in light of Sharia.
The JuD is not a proscribed organisation and claims to render social welfare services besides running charitable schools and hospitals especially in calamity-hit cities of the country.
This news was previously published in DAWN and it is being republished here with permission.