A Muslim women's group, which is a petitioner in the triple talaq case in Supreme Court, today said the "mixing up" of the Uniform Civil Code with the issue is an attempt at "fearmongering" among the community to scuttle the demand for a ban on the practice. Without naming AIMPLB, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, in a statement, said the body must exercise its democratic right and state its objections in reply to the Law Commission's questionnaire on UCC instead of rejecting it. "We condemn the efforts by some patriarchal male bodies to misguide the Muslim community on the issue of triple talaq by equating it with UCC, fear of attack on Shariat Law and Muslim identity," said the group which is spearheading the fight against triple talaq. The organisation said the real concern should be to ensure that the principle of gender justice enshrined in Quran is available to Muslim women in their daily lives and that they have "protection" from unfair practices like triple talaq and 'nikah halala'. BMMA also reiterated its demand for codifying Muslim personal law like the codified laws for Hindus, Parsis and Christians. Last week, AIMPLB had opposed the Law Commission's questionnaire on UCC and attacked the government for allegedly waging a "war" against the community. The group also used the platform to criticise the government for its stand on the issue of triple talaq in the apex court. "There is no need for any reform in the law. Triple talaq is not an issue and the government's move to impose UCC intends to snatch our religious freedom guaranteed in the Constitution.
That's the reason we are fighting for our rights," Aasma Zehra, a Board member, had said.
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