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The grounds of judgment in the Indira Gandhi ruling


PETALING JAYA: The Federal Court's ruling on Jan 29 that kindergarten teacher M. Indira Gandhi's appeal against the conversion of her three children to Islam was not within the Syariah Court's jurisdiction was based on the finding that it did not involve the interpretation of any Islamic personal law or principles.

Justice Zainun Ali said Indira, who was the appellant, was challenging the administrative power exercised by the Registrar of Muallafs under the administration of the Religion of Islam (Perak) Enactment 2004 with regards to the registration and issuance of the certificates of conversion of her children.

   

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