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Muslim bodies flay Govt on Uniform Civil Code

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Oct 13 - The Law Commission�s decision to invite views on the contentious Uniform Civil Code today drew criticism from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and other Muslim organisations which said they will boycott it and accused the Modi government of waging a �war� against the community.

As the Muslim outfits claimed a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) will �kill� India�s pluralism, right wing organisations like the BJP and Shiv Sena, long-time votaries of a common code, strongly supported the government�s decision, insisting it would bolster gender equality and end discrimination against women.

Centrist parties like the Congress and JD(U) said the idea of UCC was �unimplementable� and accused the BJP-led government of trying to polarise the people ahead of the Assembly polls in several states, including key battleground state Uttar Pradesh.

Addressing a press conference here, the AIMPLB members and representatives of Muslim organisations contended the UCC, if implemented, will paint all people in �one colour� which will threaten the country�s pluralism and diversity.

Trashing government�s stand on the issue of triple talaq, the outfits claimed the community has reported lesser number of divorce cases vis-�-vis other communities, especially the Hindu community which, they said, has reported higher divorce ratio according to Census 2011. � PTI

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Muslim bodies flay Govt on Uniform Civil Code

NEW DELHI, Oct 13 - The Law Commission�s decision to invite views on the contentious Uniform Civil Code today drew criticism from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and other Muslim organisations which said they will boycott it and accused the Modi government of waging a �war� against the community.

As the Muslim outfits claimed a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) will �kill� India�s pluralism, right wing organisations like the BJP and Shiv Sena, long-time votaries of a common code, strongly supported the government�s decision, insisting it would bolster gender equality and end discrimination against women.

Centrist parties like the Congress and JD(U) said the idea of UCC was �unimplementable� and accused the BJP-led government of trying to polarise the people ahead of the Assembly polls in several states, including key battleground state Uttar Pradesh.

Addressing a press conference here, the AIMPLB members and representatives of Muslim organisations contended the UCC, if implemented, will paint all people in �one colour� which will threaten the country�s pluralism and diversity.

Trashing government�s stand on the issue of triple talaq, the outfits claimed the community has reported lesser number of divorce cases vis-�-vis other communities, especially the Hindu community which, they said, has reported higher divorce ratio according to Census 2011. � PTI