Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme ahead of Tuesday’s Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into Sharia Councils, Naz Shah said the “under-resourced” organisations were vital in settling disputes within the Muslim Community.
The committee is expected to examine how the councils operate and their relationship with the British legal system.
Police are investigating the death of a British woman in Pakistan after her husband claimed she was the victim of an “honour” killing for marrying a man from outside the family allegedly against her parents’ wishes.
Samia Shahid, a beauty therapist from Bradford, died on Wednesday while visiting relatives in Pandori village near Mangla Dam in northern Punjab, the Foreign Office confirmed.
A man accused of murdering a Muslim shopkeeper has issued a statement saying Asad Shah had “disrespected” the Prophet Muhammad.
Tanveer Ahmed, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, appeared in court for the second time accused of murdering the 40-year-old outside his shop in Glasgow’s Shawlands area last month.