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Abu Dhabi to set up court for non-Muslims to strengthen culture of tolerance

Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister And Minister Of Presidential Affairs And Chairman Of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Has Issued A Resolution For The Setting Up Of A Personal Status And Inheritance Court For Non-Muslims In Abu Dhabi, The Capital Of The Emirate Of Abu Dhabi, The Largest Of The UAE's Seven Emirates.

PTI | Updated on: 29 Jan 2017, 10:22:08 AM
Abu Dhabi to set up court for non-Muslims to strengthen culture of tolerance (File Photo)

Abu Dhabi:

Abu Dhabi will set up a court for non-Muslims to strengthen the culture of tolerance and acceptance of other communities and ensure access to services for all segments of the society, a media report said. 

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, has issued a resolution for the setting up of a Personal Status and Inheritance Court for non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE's seven emirates.

The move is in line with the strategic goals of the AbuDhabi Judicial Department to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of the judicial procedures and ensure access to services for all segments of the society, the official WAMnews agency reported.

This will also ensure prompt justice and strengthen the culture of tolerance and acceptance of others by creating institutional infrastructure, it added.

Chancellor Yousef Saeed Al Ibry, under-secretary of the department, said an integrated action on all the social, educational and institutional levels, is required to spread the culture of tolerance in the judicial domain.

He also pointed out that the UAE legislative system practically promotes the culture of tolerance and acceptance of others values at the judiciary level, in harmony with the prevailing norms in the community.

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First Published : 29 Jan 2017, 10:10:00 AM

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