“We had challenged the establishment of Sharia courts a few days ago because there should be one Constitution for all. We had told the government in a letter if our demands are not met, we will set up a similar court for Hindus. Since no action was taken in our favour, we set up the first Hindu court here,” said Pandit Ashok Sharma, the national vice-president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha. Sharma is also the head of the five-member sangrakshak mandal of the Hindu court.
Members of the outfit plan to declare the bylaws of their court on October 2 and appoint a total of five judges in different parts of the country on November 15. Pooja Shakun Pandey, national secretary of Mahasabha, who has been appointed as the first judge of the Hindu court, said, “We will deal with matters related to Hindus only and the issues will range from harassment of Hindu women, Hindu marriages, disputes of property or money We will have proper jails and our maximum punishment will be death.”