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Muslim outfits could oppose UCC because of secular India: Sena

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Wading into the debate over Uniform Civil Code issue, today said Muslim outfits are opposing Commission's questionnaire only because is a secular country and would not have "dared" to do so had they been living in any Islamic country.

"Laws in our country are based on religion. In the past, there have been amendments to laws for the Hindu and Catholic community as and when needed. Also in Muslim community, laws have been amended in countries like Turkey, Iraq and that follow Islam," Sena spokesperson told reporters here.



Her comments came against the backdrop of the Commission's decision to invite views on the contentious UCC issue today.

The questionnaire by Commission has riled All Muslim Personal Board (AIMPLB) and other Muslim organisations which said they will boycott it and accused the Modi government of waging a "war" against the community.

Gorhe said the has always called for UCC to be put in place.

"There needs to be a change in lives of women. They (Muslim bodies) are being able to oppose the UCC only because they reside in a secular country.

"Had they been living in a country that followed Islamic laws, they would not dare to protest against the amendments in laws. There should be a debate on the issue and women should get justice," she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Wading into the debate over Uniform Civil Code issue, Shiv Sena today said Muslim outfits are opposing Law Commission's questionnaire only because India is a secular country and would not have "dared" to do so had they been living in any Islamic country. "Laws in our country are based on religion. In the past, there have been amendments to laws for the Hindu and Catholic community as and when needed. Also in Muslim community, laws have been amended in countries like Turkey, Iraq and Malaysia that follow Islam," Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe told reporters here. Her comments came against the backdrop of the Law Commission's decision to invite views on the contentious UCC issue today. The questionnaire by Law Commission has riled All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and other Muslim organisations which said they will boycott it and accused the Narendra Modi government of waging a "war" against the community. Gorhe said the Shiv Sena has always called for UCC to be put in ... Wading into the debate over Uniform Civil Code issue, today said Muslim outfits are opposing Commission's questionnaire only because is a secular country and would not have "dared" to do so had they been living in any Islamic country.

"Laws in our country are based on religion. In the past, there have been amendments to laws for the Hindu and Catholic community as and when needed. Also in Muslim community, laws have been amended in countries like Turkey, Iraq and that follow Islam," Sena spokesperson told reporters here.

Her comments came against the backdrop of the Commission's decision to invite views on the contentious UCC issue today.

The questionnaire by Commission has riled All Muslim Personal Board (AIMPLB) and other Muslim organisations which said they will boycott it and accused the Modi government of waging a "war" against the community.

Gorhe said the has always called for UCC to be put in place.

"There needs to be a change in lives of women. They (Muslim bodies) are being able to oppose the UCC only because they reside in a secular country.

"Had they been living in a country that followed Islamic laws, they would not dare to protest against the amendments in laws. There should be a debate on the issue and women should get justice," she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Muslim outfits could oppose UCC because of secular India: Sena

Wading into the debate over Uniform Civil Code issue, today said Muslim outfits are opposing Commission's questionnaire only because is a secular country and would not have "dared" to do so had they been living in any Islamic country.

"Laws in our country are based on religion. In the past, there have been amendments to laws for the Hindu and Catholic community as and when needed. Also in Muslim community, laws have been amended in countries like Turkey, Iraq and that follow Islam," Sena spokesperson told reporters here.

Her comments came against the backdrop of the Commission's decision to invite views on the contentious UCC issue today.

The questionnaire by Commission has riled All Muslim Personal Board (AIMPLB) and other Muslim organisations which said they will boycott it and accused the Modi government of waging a "war" against the community.

Gorhe said the has always called for UCC to be put in place.

"There needs to be a change in lives of women. They (Muslim bodies) are being able to oppose the UCC only because they reside in a secular country.

"Had they been living in a country that followed Islamic laws, they would not dare to protest against the amendments in laws. There should be a debate on the issue and women should get justice," she added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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