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Uniform Civil Code is impractical; can't implement personal law to govern lives of people: Veerappa Moily

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 October 2016, 17:44 IST

Stating that the plurality of diversity in multiplicity is the real valuable culture of the country, former Union minister and Congress veteran M Veerappa Moily, on 13 October, said the implementation of Uniform Civil Code is next to impossible in India.

Moily, who was reacting to the move of the Muslim Personal Law Board (MPLB) to boycott the Uniform Civil Law while terming it as 'not good for the nation', said the concept and the design of India is unity in diversity.

"I think this is impractical and one can't implement personal law very strongly to govern the lives of people of this country," Moily told ANI.

Earlier today, the MPLB 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 MPLB said at a press conference here.

Rahmani said there are a number of people living in this country from different cultures and added that to bind the culture under one unique code is not acceptable.

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The Law Commission earlier last week 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.


First published: 13 October 2016, 17:44 IST