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Jamiat Ulama opposes Uniform Civil Code

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulama (and Andhra Pradesh) today said it will not accept the Uniform Civil Code in any form.

"Any interference in the religious matter of Indian citizens is against the Constitution and hence unlawful. We sign and pass the resolution that we all Muslims are completely satisfied with our religious matter and with the Constitution of our country. We, therefore, do not accept Uniform Civil Code in any form," said a resolution passed at a round-table meeting organised by Jamiat Ulama (and Andhra Pradesh).


"All of a sudden targeting one community i.E, Muslims by interfering in the religious rules and regulations will create severe disturbance among the community and there is every possibility of (this) damaging the peace and harmony in our peaceful country," the resolution said.

The Constitution has given complete freedom and liberty to the followers of all faiths to practise their religion, it said, adding, "We are fully satisfied with the commands of Islamic laws and also the Constitution of our country.

"If any change by any means is introduced it will affect and disturb all the communities, more over judiciary itself does not have any jurisdiction to overcome the Constitution, hence we reject any amendment in the rights given to Muslims specially on Islamic orders related to Nikah and Talaq," the resolution said.

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (and Odisha Zone) president Hamid Mohammed Khan said the personal laws should not be disturbed. "The NDA government should withdraw its affidavit (favouring abolition of triple talaq) in the Supreme Court," he demanded.

The Centre, on October 7, opposed in the Supreme Court the practise of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy among Muslims and favoured a relook on grounds like gender equality and secularism, which triggered a fresh debate on advisability of Uniform Civil Code.

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