Uniform Civil Code: Let Muslims decide, says Mulayam Singh Yadavhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/uniform-civil-code-let-muslims-decide-says-mulayam-singh-yadav-3083289/

Uniform Civil Code: Let Muslims decide, says Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday said all should be allowed to practice their religion according to their beliefs.

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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. (Source: PTI)

Amid ongoing debate over Uniform Civil Code, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday said all should be allowed to practice their religion according to their beliefs.

“Musalman bhaiyon me itne sammanniya vidwan hai, wo khud faisla kar lenge (There are so many learned people among Muslims. They will decide themselves),” he said, adding “there should not be dispute on it”.

Mulayam said the issue was raked up earlier also, and recalled a programme in Pune in which social thinker late Ram Manohar Lohia was speaker. “There was a tension among Hindus and Muslims on this issue but a large number of people gathered to hear Lohiaji, who said that Quran, Geeta and Ramayana— all teach us lesson of humanity. Everyone should hold the rope of religion and live unitedly,” he said adding that as a result of Lohiaji’s speech, the tension vanished the next day.

All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), along with several other organisations associated with the Muslim community, had opposed the Law Commission’s questionnaire on the possibility of a UCC, and accused the Modi government of waging a “war” against the community.

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