STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Will never accept Uniform Civil Code, says Abu Azmi

India is a democratic country and everybody has right to freedom of religion: Abu Azmi.

Published: 13th October 2016 02:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2016 02:56 PM   |  A+A-

Push_for_uniform

Women protest seeking implementation of uniform civil code | File Photo

By ANI

MUMBAI: Expressing  his resistance towards the latest stand taken by the Supreme Court over the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code,  president of the Maharashtra state branch of the Samajwadi Party (SP) Abu Azmi on Thursday said India is a democratic country and everybody has right to freedom of religion.

“Uniform civil code will never be accepted because India is a democratic country and everyone has a right to freedom of religion,” he said.

“I do not accept that the government will change the norms of religion and replace it with their laws,” he added

Azmi also added that if the government will make its own rule then he would not accept it, adding that neither Muslims or nor Hindus would accept any enforcement done by the government in the sayings inscribed in their holy book.

“I can guarantee you that nobody will tolerate this in the country,” Azmi told ANI. The need to bring in the uniform civil code has been growing after women activists sought judicial intervention to ban triple talaq system and polygamy.

The Law Commission on Friday has sought public opinion on the exercise of reforming family laws of all religions.

The commission has reportedly appealed to members of religious, minority and social groups, non-government organisations, to present their views through a questionnaire on a range of issues, including the practice of triple talaq, the right to property for a woman citizen and polygamy.

However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has been defending the triple talaq system and termed the filing of the affidavit as 'un-islamic.'

They claim that triple talaq is a personal law and the Centre has no right to modify it.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp