Muslim Law Board Rejects Law Panel Questionnaire: Find Out Why

Days after Law Commission released a questionnaire asking for answers and suggestions from stakeholders and general public regarding the Uniform Civil Code, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board slammed the Centre, alleging that the Law Commission’s move was influenced by the government and that it was performing as an organ of the government. While addressing the media, Muslim Law Board chief Wali Rehmani attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the move was an attempt to divert public attention from failure of 30 months of the government’s functioning. 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. The statement of the Muslim Law Board comes after the Law Commission sought answers regarding the relevance of UCC, its impact on women’s development, triple talaq among other things. The Centre also filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that triple talaq is not an integral part of Islam.