BJP’s move of framing Uniform Civil Code is preposterous: SDPI

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has termed the move by central government of framing Uniform Civil Code as preposterous and anti-Muslim.

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The Union law Ministry has recently asked Law commission to examine implementation of UCC in detail.

SDPI said in a statement that there are many real challenges before the present BJP-led NDA government – to eradicate corruption, inflation, maladministration, malnutrition, unemployment, poor sanitation while providing health, education and other facilities, however it is focusing on implementation of UCC.

Afsar Pasha, SDPI National General Secretary in a statement said that the opposition to UCC has much bigger issues involved, which are mainly ideological and social.

“Muslims may not support any change in the laws, which curtail their freedom to observe their belief and rituals, which have been permissible to them even before freedom of the country. Muslims are not opposing UCC just because it is now being talked about by the new government, they opposed it even when Congress was in power”, he said.

In fact, “liberal” ideologists have been more vocal in support of the UCC, and their support is based on their peculiar understanding of “equality” between men and women, he added.

RSS is only interested in imposing their Hindu civil code in the name of uniform civil code, he alleged.

Parliament could not destroy the basic structure of the Constitution. If the right to freedom of religion and cultural rights form part of the basic structure of Constitution, right to practice Islamic faith with sharia cannot be abridged and diluted to implement the directive principles.

He said that it is also disgusting to note that while the directive principle of a uniform civil code is emphasised, no one speaks of the non-implementation of other directive principles that are far more important : the right to work, living wages, avoiding the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, protection of monuments, etc.