All India Muslim Front has stated here that “some immature and ill-informed sections of the majority community are now raising the controversial issue if Unification of all Personal Laws of all Communities of all Religions giving the campaign the name of ‘Common Civil Code’, purporting to take refuge under Article 44 of th4e Constitution, without even applying their minds to the serious consequences such a campaign will leave to constitutional chaos”.
Addressing the media at NSS today, Front leaders and senior Advocates Mohd Osman Shaheed, Mohd Allauddin Ansari and K Pratap Reddy said that in the first instance, the campaigners appear to be oblivious of the fact that Article 44 of the Constitution is subject to the mandate in Article 37 that the Provisions of Part IV of the constitution (Article 44 being part thereof) shall not be enforceable by any Court
They pointed out that the Britishers had codified several aspects of Socio, Economic and Political life of the citizens of India, but refrained from interfering with the Personal Laws of Hindus and Muslims in respect of Marriage, Succession, Adoption and Maintenance, etc. They said that the controversy relating to common Civil Code is once again being raised unnecessarily and without any justification after about 65 years of the commencement of the Constitution.
The Front leaders said that the matter relating to common Civil Code must be left to the different religions and groups to agree upon a Common Civil Code relating to their Personal Laws affecting Marriages, Succession, Adoption and Maintenance, etc. (NSS)