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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    Sirius
    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 ...
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      Kusumadharagowda
      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.
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        IslamForFools
        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?
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          IslamForFools
          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
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            Prakash
            Oct 13, 2016 at 7:19 am
            ghandy is not a Muslim bro. He is parsi.
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              Arif
              Oct 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm
              Modi is master of terrorising muslim community. He has inherted hate from RSS.
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                Danish ahmad
                Nov 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm
                Why no buddy talk about Art 47
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                  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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                    module
                    Oct 8, 2016 at 11:14 am
                    India is the only country in w world, has many laws with many loop s. If any one goes to any Muslim countries, they have follow their laws/rules. where as in India, it is not there. Our judiciary or HC or SC can't rule them. There are many democratic countries, but they really following many laws for many religious? Muslim only knows, how to dominant, does not want to follow any laws. Entire Muslim countries always fights each other i.e Shiya and Sunni. Muslim wants 2-3 Wifes with uncounted children and believes it's all "God is giving".
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                      selvam
                      Oct 9, 2016 at 8:14 am
                      Laws that directly affect the vulnerable sections should be same through our the country. lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; Shah Bano case was a huge let down for Muslim Women.
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                        Bakumbai
                        Oct 9, 2016 at 7:44 pm
                        So as per Noor jahan, she wants to have two laws as it suits her. Only In India, the Muslims try to exploit the advantage of democracy.
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                          BHAMA
                          Oct 10, 2016 at 4:51 am
                          Uniform Civil Code is not a permanent solution for Inequality, lows is not a permanent way, it is proven by the history. The essential matter is to be aware the people about injuries of the inequality, they are also using religious lows for their own personnel needs, they are not considering the existence of god...
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                            Girija Nandini
                            Oct 8, 2016 at 11:51 am
                            A uniform Civil Code is a good option.It will enhance human values,spirit and above all true justice.Though we are a democratic nation,democracy will be successful only when we will be democratic in our spirit.Humanity is the supreme religion.Uniform Civil Code should be the general law,but if any woman desires for law of any particular community etc,she can be given a choice.But the choice should be given to women only.
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                              Girija Nandini
                              Oct 8, 2016 at 11:56 am
                              Ours is still a male dominated society.Hence,even though Law Commission is asking for suggestions from people,a large chunk of women will not come forward in giving free opinionitially the enforcement of the Uniform Civil Code may get some resistance,but in the long run it will be a boon for the society.
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                                Intolerant Patriot
                                Oct 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm
                                Law can change over time but in a democratic secular country there should be one law for all at a given time, if it changes then it changes for all!!
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                                  ft1g
                                  Oct 13, 2016 at 1:04 am
                                  Why do muslims want special treatment. One country one law should be implemented. if they want their own laws they can move to neighbouring countries.
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                                    Haider
                                    Oct 13, 2016 at 4:15 am
                                    A person who falls for a bar lady, a person who shuns his job to get into a corrupt one on the request of his mother .. is such a weak person . .and more so . ... a family ashamed of a muslim surname "ghandy" adopting "hi" for hindu votes . . . just imagine the damages done by this family . . . it will take few decades for a non-congi (non-corrupt) ideology to remove the ill effects.
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                                      Haider
                                      Oct 13, 2016 at 3:54 am
                                      Please do not colour this topic in religious light . .it is strictly matter between islam, law of India and human rights .. this has originated from vulnerable human beings who are known to follow islam . . . hindus have no business to speak except the legal language. While it would be clear to note that earlier, people were self regulated in their day to day affairs by religious teachings only ... but those who manited it to their advantage had forced citizens to seek help of the kings court .. .now the kings court has been replaced by the judiciary in democracy . ... and this shall help the victims of the manitors of the religious laws.
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                                        Haider
                                        Oct 13, 2016 at 4:30 am
                                        dost ... aisa hota toh kya tu likh pata yeh? . . . . agar congi . .. woh joh 'ghandy' surname rakhne se sahrminda hotey hai . .. woh tujhe bewakoof bansaktey hai . .toh koi bhi tujhe aur tere jaise sabhee ko bewakoof bana saktey hai . . . .bewakoof banana ki training nakli kuran padhne walon se maat le. . aslee kuraan padhega toh .. .. sabhee same lagenge . .kaun kya hai . .iski aakala aegee. . . .ghalib padh . . . .kabir padh . . .sufi padh . . . aslee kuraan padh ..apnee akala se interpret kar. . .na ki bhadey kee
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                                          Ken Patel
                                          Oct 14, 2016 at 3:32 am
                                          It is a must to have uniform civil code in a secular country like India. Everyone must abide by some basic civil conduct irrespective of their religious following just like USA.
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                                            PO
                                            Oct 14, 2016 at 7:09 am
                                            A uniform code is must based on human values. It is sign of evolved society. These codes should be based on human values not on personal beliefs or religions. Various personnel law system are misused for personnel gains. One person Hindu by birth wants to marry a woman while already married takes to Islam, because Islam has provision for multiple marriage. A thief from Muslim community will always prefer to be tried in judicial courts because they don't give sentences like chopping the hand as per the sharia law. A muslim wants to marry four women but will not allow their women to marry four men. Where is the equality?No its is not about hindu, muslim sikh or christianity. It is about fairness to all imaterial of cast creed race or colour.We need to rise above such mean issues. No prophate , no incarnation has told thier follower to be mean to to their fellow people. What is right or wrong for ourselve is wrong for other as well. Messiah told once" Don't do onto others what you don't like to be done upon yourselves". A law system should follow this doctrine. What is fair to you is fair to other and likewise. Religions are personal beliefs and need to be followed within limits of four walls of own house. It need not to be brought open in the streets. It is only than we become secular in nature. Fanaticism has not done good to anyone in the known history.
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