The All India Muslim Law Board on Thursday opposed the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and decided that it will boycott the Law Commission’s questionnaire where it has sought suggestions from the citizens of India to bring in the Uniform Civil Code. Talking about the same, President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, Asaduddin Owaisi said that a uniform civil law will not be good for India’s diversity.
“I believe the questionnaire that has been prepared is loaded in support of UCC. It should have been more objective and asking for opinion. Our party has decided to submit a reply to the Law Commission for the questionnaire,” said Owaisi.
AIMPLB chief Wali Rehmani addressed the media and said: “Muslims will boycott law commission questionnaire, it is performing as an organ of the government.” He further added that the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is violative of the Constitution and the right to religion provided by it to every Indian.
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While attacking PM Modi, Rehmani said that the move was an attempt to divert public attention from failure of 30 months of the government’s functioning.
On October 7, the Law Commission put up a questionnaire seeking the views of the public to revise and reform family laws of all religions in the context of Article 44 of the Constitution. The Law Commission has appealed to members of religious, minority and social groups, non-government organisations, political parties and government agencies, to present their views through a questionnaire on a range of issues, including the practice of triple talaq and the right to property for a woman citizen.