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Delhi HC view termed absurd: UCC 'needed' as Indian society turning homogeneous

By Our Representative

The Popular Front of India (PFI), a well-known civil rights group, has said that the Delhi High Court "favouring" Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is not only unwanted but also "unacceptable." In a statement, its chairman OMA Salam said termed the High Court asking the Centre to take necessary steps regarding a UCC as out of context, as the issue came before Justice Prathiba M Singh was the applicability of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955, in respect of parties belonging to the Meena community.
PFI said, UCC has for long generated much political debate as a matter related to minority rights, especially their right to enjoy separate personal laws. Though the Supreme Court has examined the issue many times and made different observations, a conclusive decision for implementing UCC has not been taken.
Earlier this year, the apex court sought a reply from the Centre over religion-neutral inheritance and succession laws in India and the issue is also pending decision, the group said, adding, "While different political parties excluding BJP did not favour eradication of personal laws paving way for UCC, even the BJP governments of the past could not act upon the same."
According to PFI, "For BJP and their partners in Hindutva politics, this issue is always a convenient tool to gather majority votes by creating communal polarisation. Whenever BJP foresee an imminent electoral loss, it is part of their strategy to dig out normally laying-buried polarisation tools like ‘need’ for Uniform Civil Law and ‘danger’ of Muslim Personal Law." 
It continued, "UCC essentially refers to a common set of laws governing personal matters such as marriage, divorce, adoption, inheritance and succession for all citizens of the country, irrespective of religion. Currently, different laws regulate these aspects for adherents of different religions and a UCC is meant to do away with these personal laws."
PFI insisted, the Delhi High Court argument -- that the modern Indian society is gradually becoming ‘homogeneous’, dissipating 'traditional barriers' of religion, community, and caste, and in view of these changing paradigms, a UCC is in order -- is "absurd as the present power dispensation is making modern India more than ‘heterogenous’, a nation deeply and deadly divided on religion-community-caste lines."

Comments

Anonymous said…
PFI is a terrorist organization.
Conservationist said…
PFI? Civil rights group?

Bwahahahahahahahaha.....

Al Qaida is also a "civil rights" organization by this definition. You guys are the masters of bs and spin.
Jag Jivan said…
PFI is not an outlawed group, unlike Al Qaida. Its strange for people to castigate groups and use words like antinational, terrorist, etc when they cant argue out.

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