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Muslim leaders in Bradford want to set up a "robust and transparent" Islamic court in the city to set a good example for other towns and cities in the UK to follow.

The revelation that talks were taking place for Bradford to have its own Shariah panel came hours before BBC One's Panorama programme featuring an undercover investigation into Britain's Shariah courts was screened last night .

The documentary revealed some women claiming to have suffered domestic violence have been ignored by these religious-type courts when they have gone to them for help, prompting calls by campaigners for the parallel legal system which can run counter to British law to be tackled.


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