MPLB to boycott Uniform Civil Code, says it is 'not good for nation'

| Updated: Oct 13, 2016 20:23 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 13 (ANI): The Muslim Personal Law Board (MPLB) on Thursday said they will boycott the Uniform Civil Law as they feel it is not good for the nation. "We will boycott the questionnaire sent by the Law Commission and we have decided that Muslims of the country will not answer this question as it is not acceptable and not good for the nation," Hazrat Maulana Mohammad Wali Rahmani of the Muslim Personal Law Board (MPLB) said at a press conference here. Rahmani said that there are number of people living in this country belonging from different cultures and added that to bind the culture under one unique code is not acceptable. Quoting the Indian Constitution, Rahmani said that, "everyone is living in this country with an agreement held by the constitution and the Constitution has made everyone live and practice their religion." He however, expressing disappointment over the situation of Muslims in the country and said that the Muslim community equally participated in India's freedom struggle, but their participation is always underestimated. Attacking the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government Rahmani said, "Modi government is applying diversionary tactics. We are satisfied with our own religious rules." He decline to comment on the triple talaq and said that they stand by the affidavit filed in the court regarding the matter. The Law Commission on Friday has sought public opinion on the exercise of reforming family laws of all religions. The commission has reportedly appealed to members of religious, minority and social groups, non-government organisations, to present their views through a questionnaire on a range of issues, including the practice of triple talaq, the right to property for a woman citizen and polygamy. However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has been defending the triple talaq system and termed the filing of the affidavit as 'un-islamic.' They claim that triple talaq is a personal law and the Centre has no right to modify it. (ANI)