Asaduddin Owaisi opposes Uniform Civil Code, questions Law Commission's questionnaire
The Lok Sabha MP opined the Law Commission questionnaire was loaded in favour of Uniform Civil Code.
Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday opposed the Uniform Civil Code.
Addressing the media, Owaisi sided with Muslim Personal Law Board in opposing the UCC, but said his party would reply to the Law Commission questionnaire.
The Lok Sabha MP opined that the questionnaire was loaded in favour of UCC, saying it should have been more objective.
Talking to reporters, Owaisi reiterated that Uniform Civil Code was not good for diversity and pluralism of this country.
"Every community or caste in India whether it is Hindu, Muslim, Dalit, tribal Christian or Sikh has its own culture. This country celebrates the diversity of culture and religion.
"Those who want to impose Uniform Civil Code are deliberately not understanding the beauty of pluralism. You cannot impose one culture one language on the country," he said.
Amid a raging debate on uniform civil code, the law panel has sought public views on the subject to revise and reform family laws, saying the aim is to address social injustice rather than do away with the plurality of laws.
Owaisi's reaction came after the Muslim Personal Law Board today Thursday decided to boycott the Uniform Civil Code, saying that India's diversity of cultures needs to be respected.