Amid the debate over the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the country, Salman Khurshid, senior congressional leader and former union minister, said on Wednesday that the government must provide a clear definition of UCC.
“They should tell what is Uniform Civil Code? The Constitution of UCC states that an attempt will be made to apply a uniform Civil Code, but a clear definition is never clear and what the impact will be. The government has never said it will implement the hindu code when talking about UCC the better practice of any religion is applied be it Islam christianity or any other religion They should tell what is the definition of UCC then can only we respond,” Mr Khurshid told ANI.
The congressional leader expressed doubts about the government’s working style by claiming that it has spread discrimination in society and said there is an opportunity for similar treatment in the case of UCC.
However, when asked about the situation within the Congress Party and its future conduct, Mr. Khurshid fought for the Gandhi family by calling them an important center for the Congress Party and its future.
“No one knows the future, but the current reality is that the stability of the Congress party depends on the faith we have in the Gandhi family. We do not hesitate to say that the Gandhi family is an important center for Congress today and his future,” said Mr Khurshid.
Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Minority Welfare and Wakf Affairs Danish Ansari said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state will take steps towards the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code by holding talks under quami chaupal.
Notably, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh has said that a “high-powered” expert committee will be formed to prepare a draft Uniform Civil Code (UCC) for the state.
Furthermore, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also said on Monday that the issue of UCC implementation in the state is under investigation.
Meanwhile, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Tuesday called the Uniform Civil Code “an unconstitutional and anti-minority movement,” calling the rhetoric for bringing the law an attempt by Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and central governments to divert attention. from inflation, the economy and rising unemployment.
AIMPLB appealed to the Center not to implement the Uniform Civil Code.
The Uniform Civil Code is a proposal in India to enact and enforce personal laws of citizens that apply equally to all citizens irrespective of their religion, gender, gender and sexual orientation. Currently, the personal laws of various communities are determined by their religious scriptures.
The code falls under Article 44 of the Constitution, which stipulates that the state should strive for a unified civil code for the citizens throughout the territory of India.
Notably, in the 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha election manifesto, the BJP has pledged to implement UCC if it comes to power.
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