It’s true that adultery in Islam warrants death punishment in some cases. But it can only be awarded by an authentic and established Shari’ah court after gathering sufficient evidence and largely after studying the case in great detail to identify whether it does call for the death penalty. The killing of Mumtaz by a group of young men in Melapalayam, Tamil Nadu goes against the laws and teachings of Islam and is definitely wrong. Moreover, such types of Shari’ah courts with the given authority can only exist in Islamic nations. Since the Constitution of India does not permit setting up of parallel Shari’ah courts, the Muslims living here and in other non-Muslim countries should find out other means and methods to stop this immorality.
Mulund (W), Mumbai