Muslim Personal Law Board came out against UCC of Uttarakhand, said- ‘This law is unnecessary and impractical’

By Priyanka Tiwari February 8, 2024 8:05 AM IST

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Muslim Personal Law Board came out against UCC of Uttarakhand

New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has come out against the Uniform Civil Code Bill passed in the Uttarakhand Assembly on Wednesday. The Personal Law Board has said that the Uniform Civil Code Bill introduced in the Uttarakhand Assembly is unfair, unnecessary and anti-diversity. It has been introduced hastily for political gain. This is nothing more than mere show and political propaganda.

‘This law was brought in haste’

Dr. Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas, spokesperson of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, has said that this proposed law brought in haste is based only on three aspects. First, marriage and divorce are briefly discussed, then inheritance is discussed in detail and finally, strangely enough, a new legal system for live-in-relationships is presented. Such relationships will affect the moral values ​​of all religions.

‘This law violates religious freedom’

He said that this law is also unnecessary in the sense that the law of Special Marriage Registration Act and Succession Act already exists in our country for any person who wants to keep his family matters out of any religious family matters. He said the proposed law also contradicts the fundamental rights Articles 25, 26 and 29 of the Constitution which protect religious and cultural freedom. Similarly, this law is also against the religious and cultural diversity of the country, which is the main characteristic of this country.

Law board also raised questions on distribution of father’s property

The board spokesperson said that under this proposed law, the share of both the boy and the girl in the father’s property has been made equal, which is completely contrary to the inheritance law of Shariat. Islamic inheritance law is based on equitable distribution of property, with a family having equal share in the property according to its financial responsibility. Islam does not put the burden of running a household on any woman. This responsibility rests entirely on the man and he has a share in the property accordingly. The share of property varies according to responsibilities and in some cases the woman gets equal or more share than the man. This meaning of Islamic law is beyond the comprehension of those who view things only through the lens of their own reason.

Question mark also raised on ban on more than one marriage

The ban on second marriage in this proposed law is also just for publicity because the data provided by the government shows that its proportion is also falling rapidly. Second marriage is not done for fun but because of social necessity. If second marriage is banned, it is the woman’s loss. In this case the man will be forced to divorce his first wife.

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