Don’t politicise the issue: Venkaiah Naidu tells AIMPLB on Uniform Civil Code

Leaders of the BJP have maintained that the issues of Uniform civil code and triple talaq are disparate and should not be seen as extensions of each other.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2016 2:35 pm
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Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu Friday asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) not to force its view on others and make it political on the issue of Law Commission’s questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code.

“You want to boycott Law Commission, then it’s your choice,” Naidu was quoted saying by news agency ANI. The minister added that it is not proper to drag the name of the prime minister every time.

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“Triple talaq is being linked to Uniform Civil Code but main issues are gender justice, non-discrimination and dignity of women,” said Naidu, who called for a healthy debate on the issue. He promised that nothing will be imposed on the people.

The AIMPLB slammed the government Thursday for creating discord between communities, saying the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) was against the very constitution of India.

“It seems that the Modi government is using UCC as a ruse to divert attention from its failures of the last 30 months. It is a new war the government is waging. Sarhad to sambhal nahin rahi, andarooni jung ki taiyyari kar rahein hain (They cannot protect the borders but are preparing for internal strife),” Maulana Wali Rehmani, general secretary of AIMPLB alleged in a press conference.

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However leaders of the BJP have maintained that the issues of UCC and triple talaq are disparate and should not be seen as extensions of each other.

The BJP-led Centre has told the Supreme Court that triple talaq, an Islamic divorce practice, is violation of gender equality and unconstitutional.

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    Jumman
    Oct 14, 2016 at 12:51 pm
    Islam considers men and women as unequal. Hence the current system followed in this country is the right one. Hence triple talaq and polygamy are the right policies for the Muslim community. In fact we should also the hudhud laws made applicable on the Muslims residing in in India like they do in the holy Arabian countries.
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      MyTake
      Oct 15, 2016 at 5:18 am
      AIMPLB members should have their voting right taken away as a punishment.
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        MyTake
        Oct 14, 2016 at 8:22 am
        Congress has empowered the wrong people which India now forced to waste its time on!
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          MyTake
          Oct 14, 2016 at 8:17 am
          During Bangladesh liberation war there was joke that was doing the round!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A guy fell into a pit and started screaming, "Islam in is in danger, Islam is in danger"! People started run toward where the sound was coming from.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;To their amazement they saw its the their neighbour Nurul Islam is in the pit! People got very upset and asked him why you were screaming that Islam is in danger?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Nurul Islam with all his "humility" said, "If I say Nurul Islam is in danger will you be coming to help me?"lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Nurul Islam represented stan. Some Indian Muslim doing the same thing which is non different from that of a stani mindset!
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            MyTake
            Oct 15, 2016 at 5:13 am
            How come things personal by definition become things national?
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            1. M
              MyTake
              Oct 14, 2016 at 8:20 am
              It is a tough job indeed to straighten the d o g ' s tail no matter how ghee you want to spend and mage the tail!
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                MyTake
                Oct 14, 2016 at 8:10 am
                These discussions should have been there between 1950 and 1960 and a final decision reached by then. This is the inefficiency of the system where so called leaders decided to byp the issues that were most important and instead decided to keep themselves busy with stealing peoples purses!
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                  MyTake
                  Oct 14, 2016 at 8:27 am
                  Those who are still confused about Islam's political aspirations, all they need is to look at India to see how India's laid back atude (over the years) toward Islam has landed itself into!
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                    MyTake
                    Oct 14, 2016 at 8:40 am
                    Who decided that AIMPLB should be the mouth piece of all Muslims? Was there any election among Muslims that gave them this power?
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                      Tony
                      Oct 14, 2016 at 7:52 am
                      If womaen dont want Uniform Civil Code , i dont care tooi
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                        SubbuI
                        Oct 14, 2016 at 7:53 am
                        SURGICAL STRIKE CHAPTER IS OVER. NOW AIMPLB IS ON THE TABLE. BJP GOT SOME THING FOR I.SHAME ON THESE CLOWNS
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                          UN Han
                          Oct 14, 2016 at 10:45 am
                          Muslims feel they are a privileged community. They can do anything in the name of religion. They marry and divorce saying triple talaq. They do not care for their children . THEY marry again and again. Poor kids and women suffer without any means for living.
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                            ABDUL AZIZ
                            Oct 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm
                            Because our mulla were alive your father gave birth to u before Independence. You should know that only mulla fight Pithed battle against britishers and throw them out of India. Mulla put hiji ahead don't forget that. It only because to mulla India got independence from British rule that's why you are commenting here . Definitely 100% people have faith in sharia law. It time that u introspect?
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                              ABDUL AZIZ
                              Oct 14, 2016 at 9:50 am
                              GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROTECT OUR BORDER 1ST. JUST BJP IS DIVERTING THE MIND OF PEOPLE JUST FROM REAL ISSUE OF FAKE SURGICAL STRIKE. lt;br/gt;INNOCENT CITIZEN STILL HAVE FAITH IN THIS GOVT. SURPRISED
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                                Abbiya
                                Oct 14, 2016 at 9:04 am
                                RSS IS ELECTED ORGANISATION?
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                                  abdul
                                  Oct 14, 2016 at 9:58 am
                                  A peion being considered by the Supreme Court, seeks an end to triple talaq, polygamy and 'halala', which mandates that if a woman wants to go back to her husband after a divorce, she must first consummate her marriage with another man.
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                                    abdul
                                    Oct 14, 2016 at 8:00 am
                                    A peion being considered by the Supreme Court, seeks an end to triple talaq, polygamy and 'halala', which mandates that if a woman wants to go back to her husband after a divorce, she must first consummate her marriage with another man.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Women's rights activists have long called for reform of the Muslim personal law which they say discriminates against women. What they want instead is a well-defined law that criminalises polygamy, unilateral divorce and child marriage
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                                      Surya
                                      Oct 15, 2016 at 6:17 am
                                      Maulana Wali Rehmani, Karan Johar, Kejriwal, Khans of Bollywood, Azam Khan and Owaisi must be placed under arrest in JNU. Afterall they are brothers.
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                                        Ashish Biswas
                                        Oct 14, 2016 at 8:49 am
                                        Triple talaq and polygamy has to go. Civilised nation don't have such biased rituals. UCC may not be required at all.
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                                          Balaji
                                          Oct 15, 2016 at 3:21 am
                                          Nobody is perfect. At one point of time what seems good may change it value at different point of time. Development will be there if we understand the mistake and rectify the same. Unfortunately certain group are not ready to do that. God can not do any mistake. Nothing can be done wrongly in the name of God. This is the simple belief everybody has. If anything wrong found in the process in the name of God, then total process will attract the question mark and rethinking about the same is required. Time has come to be more prudent and understand the things in a better way. UCC is not meant to disrespect to anybody rather it try to provide proper respect to all.
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                                            Barb Dewyre
                                            Oct 14, 2016 at 6:04 pm
                                            Go find a solution to Kashmir you imbecile.
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