BJP faced strong criticism from opposition parties for supporting Uniform Civil Code.
Former Law Minister and Congress leader Veerappa Moily said, “In a country of this nature, implementation of Uniform Civil Code is next to impossible. There are 200-300 personal laws exist in India covering various communities.”
“If you enforce something in the name of Uniform Civil Code, then it will kill the diversity and plurality of the country. It’s not right to look at it from a Muslim perspective because Indian diversity also comprises of Dalits and Tribals. There are different traditions in Hinduism as well,” said leader of Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) Asaduddin Owaisi.
He said the government’s real agenda was to focus on Muslims and polarise the society.
BJP national secretary Sidharth Nath Singh said, “Law Commission is taking opinions of all the stakeholders on the issue following which it will form a considered opinion”and give it to the Supreme Court.”
He added that it is upto Muslim Personal Law Board whether they want to be part of the stakeholders or they want to be an individual identity.