Govt using uniform civil code to divert attention from failures, says AIMPLB

AIMPLB claimed that Hindus practiced polygamy more than Muslims and also that the cases of divorce were more among Hindus as per the census.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2016 2:37 pm
uniform civil code, muslim personal law board, triple talaq, wali rehmani, AIMPLB, common civil code, muslim law board press conference, polygamy, triple talaq debate, women property rights All India Muslim Personal Law Board Chief Wahi Rehmani addressing the media. ANI photo

Days after Law Commission released a questionnaire asking for answers and suggestions from stakeholders and general public regarding the Article 44 of Indian Constitution which speaks about Uniform Civil Code, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board – a non-government organisation – on Thursday slammed the Central government. The board alleged that Law Commission’s move was influenced by the government and that it was performing as an organ of the government.

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AIMPLB chief Wali Rehmani addressed the media and said: “Muslims will boycott law commission questionnaire, it is performing as an organ of the government.” He further added that the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is violative of the Constitution and the right to religion provided by it to every Indian.

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Rehmani also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the move was an attempt to divert public’s attention from failure of 30 months of the government’s functioning. “They cannot protect India’s borders and seem to be fueling internal strife,” he said.

The members also claimed that Hindus practiced polygamy more than Muslims and also that the cases of divorce were more among Hindus as per the census.

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The AIMPLB’s statement comes after Law Commission released a questionnaire on October 7 which included 16 questions regarding the relevance and need of UCC, its impact on women’s development, triple talaq among other things.

The questionnaire comes in the backdrop of a case being heard in Supreme Court regarding the relevance of triple talaq. The case was filed by one Shayara Bano who challenged the practice and her petition was later merged with similar petitions by other organisations including the Bhartiya Muslim Mahina Andolan.

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In its affidavit, the Centre had submitted in the apex court that triple talaq is not an integral part of Islam.

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    Raj
    Oct 13, 2016 at 11:11 am
    Let followers of other religion agree to uniform civil code
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    MyTake
    Oct 13, 2016 at 10:10 am
    If some one wants special and different law they should be taxed separately at a higher rate for sharing the benefit paid for by other tax payers.
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      MyTake
      Oct 13, 2016 at 10:31 am
      No explanation required. Anything that contradicts with common law should be struck down forthwith and that should be the over riding law until uniformity is brought in the society.
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        MyTake
        Oct 13, 2016 at 10:46 am
        That's a separate issue. If not worthy the cause they are serving, kick them out at the first opportunity!
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          MyTake
          Oct 13, 2016 at 10:25 am
          Those who do not subscribe to common law, naturally they do not take it seriously. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In that case the voting right should be taken away from them! Common sense says, voting rights should only be for those who are willing to contribute to the common causes, common benefits. Non believers in common law should not have any say in affairs they don't believe in! Let the special species decide what they want.
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            Sajed Syed
            Oct 13, 2016 at 10:09 am
            there shall be one country, one law.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;These clerics and the elites have been using religion to bake their breads on public fire (funds). lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why do not these thugs to and speak in Australia, USA, Britain, Canada, Holland and even in Turkey and Tunisia where obnoxious, medieval practices of triple talaq etc. are banned by law.
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              Rajesh
              Oct 13, 2016 at 9:41 am
              Now we can understand why all seculars and this persons are talking in same languages
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                Ashutosh
                Oct 13, 2016 at 10:25 am
                Muslims will boycott law commission questionnaire" Which plainly means that they have no answers for the questions asked. Else if anyone is for or against then it can very well be answered as per the respective stance.
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