Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu’s Response To Muslim Law Board On Uniform Civil Code

Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board not to force its views on others and make the Law Commission’s questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code a political issue. Urging the Muslim Law Board to engage in a healthy debate, Naidu added that it is not proper to drag the name of the prime minister. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board slammed the government for creating discord between communities, saying that the Uniform Civil Code was against the very constitution of India. The Muslim Law Board further alleged that the government is unable to protect the borders but are preparing for internal strife. The statement of the Muslim Law Board came after the Law Commission sough 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.