The Shiv Sena has said that a uniform civil code needs to be introduced at the earliest to ensure justice to one and all, including Muslim women who are bedevilled by the triple talaq system. “It is very necessary that the uniform civil code is enforced in the country. This what the Shiv Sena has been demanding and this is also the demand of the BJP. It should be introduced immediately and we want this particularly for Muslim women who have been harassed by the triple talaq system,” Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande told ANI.
The need to bring in the uniform civil code has been growing after women activists sought judicial intervention to ban triple talaq system and polygamy. The Law Commission on Friday has sought public opinion on the exercise of reforming family laws of all religions.
The commission has reportedly appealed to members of religious, minority and social groups, non-government organisations, to present their views through a questionnaire on a range of issues, including the practice of triple talaq, the right to property for a woman citizen and polygamy.
However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has been defending the triple talaq system and termed the filing of the affidavit as ‘un-islamic.’ They claim that triple talaq is a personal law and the Centre has no right to modify it.