Indian Muslim Law Board attacks Modi govt over uniform civil code


The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has mounted a strong attack on the Narendra Modi government accusing it of opening a “second front internally” by raking up the issue of Uniform Civil Code to “cover up” the failures of the administration in handling external challenges.

Reacting to a new Law Commission questionnaire seeking public comments on the adoption of a common civil code, AIMPLB General Secretary Wali Rehmani said the panel was operating like a government body instead of an independent institution.

In an interview, Law Commission Chairman Justice (retd) Balbir Chauhan had spoken at length on UCC and the triple talaq issues. “The Law commission is doing an illegal work. We boycott the consultation paper and reject the questionnaire sent by the commission,” Rehmani said.

“States in the USA have their own personal laws and functioning well. What is the issue with personal laws?” he asked.

He said the Modi government was trying to introduce Uniform Civil Code to cover its failures in the last two years. “He is not able to handle the problems on the external issues and by backing the UCC he has opened another front internally,” Rehmani said in a press conference in Delhi.