Shiv Sena slams AIMPLB over Uniform Civil Code, says secular India giving freedom to reject questionnaire

Shiv Sena's comments came against the backdrop of the Law Commission's decision to invite views on the debatable UCC issue.

By: ANI | Mumbai | Updated: October 14, 2016 2:35 pm
Shiv Sena, AIMPLB, Uniform Civil Code, UCC, Law Commission questionnaire, Muslim board, India news, latest news, indian express 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 UCC. (ANI Photo)

Wading into the debate over Uniform Civil Code (UCC) issue, Shiv Sena on Friday slammed the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), and said it is only opposing Law Commission’s questionnaire as India is a secular nation and had it been a Muslim country, they would have been forced to abide by the rules.

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Party spokesperson Neelam Gohre told ANI that there is a need for legal discussion over the issue.

“There needs to be a change in lives of women. They (Muslim bodies) are being able to oppose the UCC only because they reside in a secular country. Had they been living in a country that followed Islamic laws, they would not dare to protest against the amendments in laws. There should be a debate on the issue and women should get justice,” she said.

“Laws in our country are based on religion. In the past also there have been amendments to laws for the Hindu and Catholic community as and when needed. . The questions is that if Christianity, Hindus sects have adopted changes in them then why is the Muslim board is having problems. And I don’t think it is to hurt anyone’s emotion,” she added.

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Her comments came against the backdrop of the Law Commission’s decision to invite views on the debatable UCC issue.

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 UCC, declaring that the move amounts to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government declaring “war” on their religious rights.

The threat of Muslim organisations to “boycott” the law commission process also comes in the backdrop of the Supreme Court hearing a challenge to triple talaq where the Centre termed the custom unconstitutional and violative of gender equality .

Accusing the government of waging “war” against the community and contending that the UCC, if implemented, will threaten the country’s pluralism, the organisations said they will start a campaign to withdraw the law commission’s move.

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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.

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  1. R
    Oct 14, 2016 at 8:08 am
    According to the Hindu Marriage Act, a couple can be granted divorce IMMEDIATELY on receipt of peions by the husband and wife. If the husband applies for divorce there is a 6 months cooling period. In Islam, even after triple talaq there is 3 months cooling period and even if the husband says talaq three times, it is counted as one " Its our film industry and misconception of a common man who does not know what is actual talaq and Khula and ported wrongly, if women wants to separate she can take "Khula" in both the situation husband is liable to pay Alimony or maintenance for his wife and kids. There are people who take advantage of such rules, which can be handled individually . Just One more stunt to divert the attention.
    1. D
      Oct 14, 2016 at 6:43 am
      “Laws in our country are based on religion". What does this mean. Its ic?? Laws should be based on justice not religion. This shows Shiva Sena's mindset. Ban this organisation.
      1. A
        Oct 16, 2016 at 11:39 am
        BTW ................. there is a court case among Thackeray family .......... SS should concentrate on that ............
        1. A
          Oct 16, 2016 at 11:37 am
          there are 150 Personal laws in INDIA .................. including Hindu, Sikhs, Christians, Jain, Buddhists etc. ............. NOW hindu laws are derived from M An usmruti which is why there is HUF when Hindus file return, Karta is the decision maker in Hindu Undivided Family then there is Stree Dhan ........ if Hindus want UCC they should DO AWAY with HUF tax benefits. Practise what you preach ............ as for Muslims Fundamental Rights are greater than Directive Principles in consution .............. so instead of wasting time on Muslim Personal Law abolish HUF ......... even better concentrate on Farmers Suicide, Children Mal nutrition, ra pes, corruption .............. etc. etc. ......... if you want REAL FREEDOM go to West with your families like Mallya, Lalit Modi .............
          1. R
            Oct 18, 2016 at 11:26 am
            It is very unfortunate that this government's agenda to pick issues from the Muslim community and make a news of it. Love Jihad, Beef politics (Top exporter of the world), triple talaq, Kashmir issue and now UCC. They want to take revenge against Muslim just because they are not getting their votes. RSS is implementing all their agendas thru this government. We can talk over UCC over the years but the real agenda is different which is to hurt Muslim sentiments and provoke the. Modi wants to treat Muslims like Palestians as he announced today.
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              Jaswinder Singh
              Oct 14, 2016 at 5:43 am
              Shiv Sena is a stan within India that we are harbouring. They are as pests as stan. The government should cripple this barking dog. All they do is goondaism, nothing else! They have shamed the common Mumbaikar with their hooliganism! They don't represent Maharashtra in anyway, in fact they are the garbage of this country and should be thrown out!
              1. K
                K Roy
                Oct 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm
                All media shall publish the 16 point questioner ease of public understanding and submission of their reply. On these online opinion pole further discussion can proceedstead of politicizing the objective constructive initiative is necessary to resolve this issue.
                1. M
                  Mohammad Yunus
                  Oct 14, 2016 at 6:01 am
                  Yeah correct we should wait and see if Kejriwal ruins peace in Maharashtra like he did in Gujarat.
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