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Scholars say Sharia law review is ‘inadequate’

DISAPPOINTING: Academics are unhappy with the sharia law review published by the government last week

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING ACADEMICS have criticised a “deeply disappointing” independent review into sharia law released by the government last week. A number of scholars have claimed the Independent Review into the use of Sharia Law by Sharia Councils in England and Wales review does not offer any solutions to the issues at hand and indeed deters from the actual problem regarding Muslim marriages. Under existing laws, most minority faith marriages should be registered, meaning that couples who have a religious ceremony have to follow it up with a civil wedding for it to be documented as legally-binding. Chair of the…

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