Hyderabad: All India Muslim Personal Law Board has taken a very courageous step to oppose Uniform Civil Code. Many Muslim Organizations have applauded this decision and appealed to the Muslims to act upon it. The board in consultation with legal experts has decided not to respond to the questionnaire issued by Law Commission of India. The board has given an impression that Muslim Personal Law is not subject to change by any authority even the courts.
It is very surprising that Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi and his party have decided to respond to the questionnaire issued by Law Commission. Mr. Owaisi is associated with Muslim Personal Law Board and hence his decision to respond to Law Commission’s questionnaire is creating anxiety. His action is being viewed suspiciously since the stand taken by Muslim Personal Law Board has the support of almost all the noted Muslim organizations. The sources of Personal Law Board view this decision of MIM to respond to Law Commission’s questionnaire tantamount to belittle the stand taken by board. Any deviation from Board’s stand is being viewed as supporting the action taken by Govt. of India. It is apprehended that on the basis of majority of opinions, Govt. may interference in Muslim Persona Law. The Board therefore appeals to MIM to fall in line with it.