Uniform Civil Code: Want to give opinion on triple talaq, polygamy? Here's how you can do it through questionnaire
A huge controversy over Uniform Civil Code on Thursday.
New Delhi: A huge controversy over Uniform Civil Code on Thursday.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and a number of other prominent Muslim organisations on Thursday rejected the Law Commission's questionnaire on the Uniform Civil Code, calling it "misleading".
AIMPLB and various other outfits have opposed the Law Commission's questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code and announced their boycott of the move, accusing the government of waging a "war" against the community.
Addressing a press conference here, they contended that Uniform Civil Code (UCC), if implemented, will paint all people in "one colour" which will threaten the country's pluralism and diversity.colour" which will threaten the country's pluralism and diversity.
AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani calling the questionnaire "misleading and divisive", said, "Muslims will not respond to it."
"We will boycott this questionnaire. No Muslim will respond to it because it is misleading and deceitful. The Uniform Civil Code is divisive and will lead to social unrest," Maulana Wali Rahmani told media persons in Delhi.
Here you can see the PDF file of Law Commission's questionnaire on the Uniform Civil Code, which has become the bone of contention. Law Commission on October 7 had put up on its website a questionnaire, comprising 16 questions, to seek public opinion on the civil code issue.
You can access these questionnaires here in English and Hindi to give your opinion on Uniform Civil Code (UCC):-
According to AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani, "The uniform code is not suited for this nation. There are so many cultures in India and they have to be respected. A uniform code is against the spirit of the Constitution, which safeguards the right of citizens to practise their culture and religion."
Questioning the timing of the move, Rahmani said the Narendra Modi government had deliberately thrown up this issue now to "hide its failures in the last two-and-half years".
The development comes days after the Union government told the Supreme Court that 'triple talaq', 'nikaah halala' and polygamy were not integral to the practice of Islam or essential religious practices.
Subsequently, the Law Commission on October 7 put up on its website a questionnaire, comprising 16 questions, to seek public opinion on the civil code issue.