This is a good, reasonable decision. The petitioner filed suit nine years ago (See how long it takes for a case to wind its way through India’s broken legal system) asking to dismantle India’s Sharia courts since they set up a parallel legal system next to the official one. He said that people in Muslim areas often felt powerless to go against the decisions of the Sharia court even if they opposed those decisions. The court ruled that since no one had to obey the Sharia courts’ ruling, there was no reason to shut down the courts, and an individual was always free to seek a ruling from the courts if he so wished.
Of course, India’s Muslim leaders denounced the decision.
These stupid Sharia courts are now spreading in the UK. I do not believe that the UK should give these courts the sanction of legal authority in the UK.