15 December 2018, 08:58

Orientalists assess prospects of Sharia Court on Chechen-Ingush border

Not all the Ingush MPs are ready to come to the session of the Sharia Court, although defamation of the supporters of the border agreement is not the aim of the trial, said the MP Zakri Mamilov and the Elder Akhmed Barakhoev. The Sharia Court recognizes that the decision of the Parliament is not compliant with the Islam, but it will not be able to enforce its verdict, experts have stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on December 13, the Council of Teips of Ingushetia summoned the republic's MPs to the Sharia Court.

On December 7, the above Council of Ingush Teips (family clans) offered to Chechen authorities to fix the border with Ingushetia with the help of the Sharia Court. A day earlier, the Constitutional Court (CC) of Russia, contrary to the earlier verdict of the Ingush CC, recognized the border agreement to be constitutional and legal.

"Any self-respecting Muslim will come to the Sharia Court, otherwise the Imam of the local mosque will talk to him," said Ahmed Barakhoev, a member of the Ingush Council of Teips.

The Sharia Court will make its verdict based on MPs' testimonies, when it defines how they had voted. If the fact of voting falsification is confirmed, the Council of Teips intends to apply to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) with a request to investigate the violation.

There were no such sessions of the Sharia Court in modern Russia; therefore this case in Ingushetia is a "dangerous precedent", said Alexei Malashenko, a political analyst. He has noted that the MPs will not be able to ignore the invitation to the trial.

The verdict of the Sharia Court will not affect the rulings of the authorities of the Russian Federation, said Akhmet Yarlykapov, a Caucasus historian.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 14, 2018 at 10:06 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Oleg Krasnov; Source: CK correspondent

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