Uniform Civil Code not good for country but would respond to law panel: Asaduddin Owaisi

Owaisi wondered why Muslims are denied Hindu Undivided Family tax rebate and if it was not "gross violation" of right to equality and right to freedom of religion.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: October 14, 2016 2:36 pm
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Observing that Uniform Civil Code is “not good” for country, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi today said his party would respond to Law Commission’s questionnaire on the issue unlike All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). “I respect the decision taken by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. But, our political party has taken a decision three days ago that we as a political party would reply to that questionnaire,” he said.

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He contended that the questionnaire is loaded in favour of UCC. “But, we will definitely reply to that questionnaire,” he said.

He said, “I have been consistently saying that uniform civil code is not good for the diversity and pluralism of this great nation of ours and diversity and pluralism are the ethos of this country. It is not going to help our country by having uniform civil code.

“For example, can an agreement be arrived on what should be the inheritance according to the Mitakshara and Dayabhaga schools? Can we take away cultural rights which Constitution has given to Nagaland and Mizoram?” he asked.

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Owaisi wondered why Muslims are denied Hindu Undivided Family tax rebate and if it was not “gross violation” of right to equality and right to freedom of religion.

“Every community or every caste in India, whether they are Hindu, Muslim, Dalit, tribal, Christian or Sikhs, they have their own culture. This country celebrates the diversity of culture and religion,” the Hyderabad MP said and questioned why the government was focusing on directive principles and not on other laws like banning alcohol.

Alleging that the NDA government has failed in reviving economy and boosting industrial growth, he charged that it is convenient for the government to turn around the debate on reforms.

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  1. B
    Oct 14, 2016 at 12:57 am
    s will always walk backwards and pretend as if they are different.
    1. N
      Oct 14, 2016 at 12:45 am
      Not good for persons like you. Dont say country. you mean to say Country means not Gents not Ladies?
      1. S
        Oct 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm
        That way, we find a contradiction in you and your community. You want the Muslim Personal law for annulling a marriage and repudiate a wife by merely pronouncing Triple Talaq. Because, it is a civil case, you want the Muslim Personal Law which are arbitrary in nature to suit the whims of a husband in your community! But, when it comes to dispensation of justice for a criminal offence committed by a member from a Muslim community, why are you not demanding for the Shari-ate Law to be applicable for the Muslim community? Either you abide by the Indian penal code for both the civil and criminal offences or you you be acceptable to abide by the Shari-ate law for both the civil and the criminal offences. People will call you honest only when you demand for the Shari-ate law punishments to be implimented for the criminal offences committed by the members of the Muslim community!
        1. M
          May 13, 2017 at 2:59 am
          sure sharia law is most welcome but is every one who is a part of the crime wil to accept it. what if the victim is a muslim would the criminal accept the punishment as per sharia law
        2. R
          r s
          Oct 19, 2016 at 2:36 pm
          ucc and caste based reservation system reforms are needed for the progress of India
          1. L
            Oct 14, 2016 at 12:50 am
            They never come to a common discipline. They do not want to walk straight. They go crooked and make others confused. India is suffering very much by these people.
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