The All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board and several other outfitshave boycotted the Law Commission’s questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code. They also accused government of waging a “war” against the community. They expressed their fear that if it is implemented, the law will will threaten the country’s pluralism and diversity.
Rejecting Centre’s stand on the issue of triple talaq, outfits claimed the community has reported lesser number of divorce cases as against other communities, mainly Hindu community which, they said, has higher divorce ratio according to Census 2011.
During a press conference, which was attended by AIMPLB general secretary Wali Rehmani, Jamiat-Ulema -e-Hind president Maulana Arshad Madani and representatives of other bodies, they said that Muslim sects and its women were “one” on these issues. They also added that outfits will start campaign to create awareness amongst Muslims from Friday, beginning with a gathering in Lucknow.
There are “flaws” in the personal laws governing Muslims and they are being looked into, the board said. Th nation is facing problems on several fronts including the LoC and issues like killings in many parts of the country.
“ The Centre should try to fix this and ensure peace than seeking views on issues like UCC,” Madani was quoted as saying in the press conference.
Contrary to the Commission’s suggestion that the the measure is an effort to address discrimination against vulnerable groups and harmonise several cultural practices, Rehmani said when implemented the UCC will finish country’s pluralism and paint all in “one colour” and end pluralism diversity.