Not in favour of uniform civil code, want codification of Muslim Personal Law: Noor Jahan

Keeping in view the debate on uniform civil code, the law body had sought public opinion on the revision of family laws to avoid social injustice.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2016 12:00 pm
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A day after the Law Commission asked the public seeking response on abolishing the practice of triple talaq or implementation of a uniform civil code, the petitioner in triple talaq case, Noor Jahan, has said that she is not in favour of the uniform civil code. “Not in favour of Uniform civil code, seeking codification of Muslim Personal Law,” Noor Jahan told ANI.

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Keeping in view the debate on uniform civil code, the law body had sought public opinion on the revision of family laws to avoid social injustice.

The Law Commission on Friday had issued an appeal, saying that the objective behind the same was to address “discrimination against vulnerable groups and harmonise the various cultural practices,” assuring that “norms of no one class, group or community will dominate the tone and tenor of family law reform”.

“The Commission hopes to begin a healthy conversation about the viability of a uniform civil code and will focus on family laws of all religions and the diversity of customary practices, to address social injustice rather than plurality of laws,” law panel chairman Justice B S Chauhan (retd) had said on Friday.

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The petitioner Noor Jahan had sought an order from the Supreme Court stating that Section 2 of Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937, was unconstitutional as it violated fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14 (equality), 15 (non-discrimination), 21 (life) and 25 (religion) of the Constitution. In her petition, Jahan has questioned whether an unilateral and arbitrary divorce through triple talaq should deprive the wife of her rights in her matrimonial home as also her right to have the custody of her children.

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  1. S
    Oct 8, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    Mr. Mustafa, is'nt Ms. Noor Jahan's request in alignment with humanism ? Is her request contradicting Islamic law in any way ? Believe me , the majority opinion in country is not in favor of UCC, so it is unlikely to be a reality even in long term . Change has to come from within your community , only then can it be sustained ...
    1. K
      Oct 11, 2016 at 1:13 pm
      Regarding shah bano case,rajiva ghandi is culprit.He took law unto himself.Nehru dynasty -javaharalala,indira rajiva and bar lady-continue bleed India.
      1. I
        Oct 9, 2016 at 2:39 am
        Govt shud give Muslims 2 choices, , one, uniform civil code, or second, shariya criminal code also, so that when Muslim teals their hands will be chopped off as told in kuran, if Muslim women cheats, she will be stoned to death, if Muslim man rapes, he will be hung. Muslims shud embrace kuran criminal code also if they want civil shariya. Hai himmat landa?
        1. I
          Oct 9, 2016 at 2:36 am
          See how brain damaged Muslim women have become, they want their own legal demise through barbaric shariya , Islam has done so much damage to their brain that they are completely incompetent to think
          1. P
            Oct 13, 2016 at 7:19 am
            ghandy is not a Muslim bro. He is parsi.
            1. A
              Oct 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm
              Modi is master of terrorising muslim community. He has inherted hate from RSS.
              1. D
                Danish ahmad
                Nov 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm
                Why no buddy talk about Art 47
                1. M
                  mohammed aijaz
                  Oct 15, 2016 at 4:02 am
                  yaha pe dushman sarhad pe khada hai or hamri gvt ko is chiz ki koi fikr nhi bus un ko fikr hai to is chiz ki ke bus ek mazhab ko kese niche giraya jaye...or kese nayi nayi chizo se un ko pareshan kiya jaye...kabhi love jihad kabhi gaw Mata kabhi kuch kabhi kuch ab ye naya ek civil ct hum is ko qubul nhi krenge...dia ek azad mulk hai or hame apne desh pe us ke dastur pe naaz hai
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