IUML to spearhead campaign against Uniform Civil Code
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
IUML will take the lead in mobilising public opinion against the Centre in its attempts to impose the UCC.'
Kozhikode: Accusing the Centre of attempting to "impose" the contentious Uniform Civil Code, the Indian Union Muslim League on Saturday announced the party would spearhead a campaign against it.
Speaking at a meeting of the joint council of different Muslim organisations convened here by the IUML, party National Secretary E T Mohammed Basheer said the IUML would take the lead in mobilising public opinion against the Centre over its attempts to "impose" the UCC.
He also said that his party would work for bringing all secular groups under one platform.
"IUML will take the lead in mobilising public opinion against the Centre in its attempts to impose the UCC and also work for bringing all secular groups under one platform," Basheer said.
The IUML leaders who spoke at the meeting alleged that the Centre was trying to divert the attention from various issues affecting the people by highlighting "less important matters such as triple talaq".
The joint council suggested that there was no need for any amendment in the Shariat Law and opined that the Centre's move to implement the UCC was a trap and all the Muslim organisations were similar in their views against its implementation.
Talking to reporters later, Basheer and IUML Treasurer P K Kunhalikutty, MLA, said implementation of the code would undermine the secular fabric of the country.
The meeting took a decision to oppose the code and it would be conveyed to the National Law Commission, which had sent a questionnaire they said.
It was convened to discuss issues related to the BJP-led Central government's move to implement the Uniform Civil Code and to take a decision on how to respond to the questionnaire issued by the Law Commission.
IUML President E Ahmed, MP, National Secretary M P Abdul Samad Samadhani, State Secretary K P A Majeed, besides representatives of E K Sunni fraction, Jamaate Islami, Mujahid Madavoor fraction, Kerala Naduvathul Mujahideen attended the meeting.
Recently, All India Muslim Personal Law Board and various other Muslim organisations had announced that they will boycott Law Commission's process to take views on the UCC.