by Muslim Mirror Staff
Veteran Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal stated on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should disclose to the nation the details of the proposal regarding the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
Speaking to media, Sibal said, “Firstly Prime Minister should inform the country what is the proposal for UCC and on what issues he want uniformity. Until a proposal is put forward, there is no need for a debate (on UCC). Uttarakhkand’s Civil Code cannot be implemented across the country. People are not completely aware of the law, but there are discussions going on.”
“They haven’t engaged with civil society or made efforts to connect for the past 9 years, including their time in power under Prime Minister Vajpayee. Their sudden interest in public discourse seems to be solely motivated by the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections.”
“The Prime Minister and the BJP seem to have overlooked the writings of their own ideological leader, Guruji Golwalkar, who strongly opposed the implementation of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) as he believed it would result in destruction,” he said.
Sibal emphasized the importance of the government directing its efforts towards nation-building rather than enacting laws that would compromise the rights of Muslims, Adivasis, and other marginalized communities.
On June 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi voiced his backing for the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and stressed the significance of implementing a unified set of laws applicable across the entire nation. He emphasized the constitutional principle of equality and raised concerns about the practicality of having disparate regulations for different members within families.
“Will a family function if there are two different sets of rules for people? Then how will a country run? Our Constitution too guarantees equal rights to all people,” PM Modi said.
According to a report by India Today, the Indian government is contemplating the presentation of a bill regarding the implementation of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament. It is likely that the UCC bill will be referred to the parliamentary standing committee, which will gather perspectives and insights from different stakeholders concerning the issue of a uniform civil code.
On June 14, the Law Commission of India took a significant step by inviting both the general public and recognized religious organizations to share their opinions and suggestions regarding the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).