Jamat-e-Islami Hind welcomes Law Commission’s statement Uniform Civil Code

Jamat-e-Islami Hind welcomes Law Commission’s statement Uniform Civil Code
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New Delhi: Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has welcomed the Law Commission’s statement that a Uniform Civil Code is neither necessary nor desirable.

Speaking to media persons the Secretary-General of Jamat-e-Islami Hind, Muhammad Salim Engineer said that Jamat welcomes the Law Commission’s assertion that a Uniform Civil Code is neither necessary nor desirable. He also said that we do not favour any changes and reforms in the personal law as suggested by the panel.

The Commission, led by former Supreme Court judge Justice B.S. Chauhan, in a 185-page consultation paper said that Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is neither necessary nor desirable at this stage. It further stated, “Cultural diversity cannot be compromised to the extent that our urge for uniformity itself becomes a reason for the threat to the territorial integrity of the nation”.

The Law Commission in its report on Uniform Civil Code and reforms in personal laws of all religion observed that Uniform Civil Code UCC is neither necessary nor desirable at this stage. It further noted that current personal laws need reforms and also stressed the need to maintain harmony between religious customs and fundamental rights.