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Court refuses to rule in case that turns on tenets of religious belief

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Posted: 03 Aug 2012 @ 12:32

A COURT of law should not adjudicate on matters that unavoidably involved issues of doctrine and religious faith, the Court of Appeal unanimously ruled last week. It was striking out a claim in a dispute between two groups of Sikhs as to the meaning and effect of two English trust deeds, which conferred power on the "successor" of the First Holy Saint of the Nirmal Sikhs to appoint and remove trustees.

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