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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  1. J
    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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    1. M
      MyTake
      Oct 15, 2016 at 5:18 am
      AIMPLB members should have their voting right taken away as a punishment.
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      1. M
        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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        1. M
          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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          1. M
            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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              1. M
                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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                1. M
                  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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