October 20, 2016
Endorsing the views of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board against the Uniform Civil Code, the Federation of District Jamaaths and All Muslim Organisations today said that it would start a signature campaign tomorrow against the BJP-led government’s move on the issue.
When Muslims across India are bound by every law, including the IPC and other Acts, what is the need to bring in a common code, which deprives the community from practicing religious rights and freedom, asked federation convenor Inayatullah, speaking to reporters here.
There were some practices and methods, which gave the community a separate identity and almost all Muslims were opposing to dilute their rights, he said.
The main purpose of this new law was to divide the people on religious lines and get political mileage, he alleged.
With nearly a 4 lakh population, the maximum number of signatures will be affixed against the proposed code, not only from the Muslim community, but also those who oppose a uniform code, said Abdul Rahim Bakvi, president of Coimbatore, Erode and Tirupur District Ulema Sabha.