Muslim groups reject law panel move on civil code

October 14, 2016 12:00 am | Updated December 01, 2016 05:50 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), along with several other organisations associated with the Muslim community, has opposed the Law Commission’s questionnaire on the possibility of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC). Announcing that they would boycott the entire exercise, the organisations accused the NDA government of threatening the pluralistic fabric of India.

AIMPLB general secretary Wali Rehmani, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind president Maulana Arshad Madani and representatives of other bodies addressed a press conference where the announcement was made. The Board suggested the Centre’s affidavit in the Supreme Court last week rejecting the validity of the triple talaq was an underhand means to impose a UCC in India.

Mr Rehmani said contrary to the Commission’s claim, when implemented, the UCC will bring to an end country’s pluralism and paint all in “one colour”.

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